5 May 2017 A class of polarized cavity orientation sensors
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A robust onboard full angular orientation sensor solution, based on a polarization scanning reference source and polarized geometrical cavity orientation sensors is presented. The sensor system provides a new non-GPS and non-inertial approach to angle measurements, with several key advantages over other methods, which include traditional phased-array antenna systems and the like. In this novel approach, the angular orientation information is coded into a time dependent pattern, which is insensitive to noise, while making the angle measurement independent of distance from the referencing source. The manuscript presents data from a field deployable system.
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H. Dhadwal, J. Rastegar, P. Kwok, C. Pereira, "A class of polarized cavity orientation sensors", Proc. SPIE 10195, Unmanned Systems Technology XIX, 101950Z (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262803; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262803
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