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1 July 1992 Optical processing for range and attitude determination
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A rugged, miniaturized, optical cross-correlator that recognizes a single object is particularly suitable for performing a single-vision function, such as pattern recognition for semi- autonomous navigation, landing, and docking of vehicles to a pre-designated landing mark. The optical cross-correlator, with a video input from a simple imaging system and the output of the optical correlation plane processed using the standard star tracker software, produces sufficient information for a spacecraft's terminal homing navigation system to complete a docking maneuver.
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Marija Scholl and James W. Scholl "Optical processing for range and attitude determination", Proc. SPIE 1694, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II, (1 July 1992);

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