18 June 1971 A Multi-Gate TV Tracker
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Proceedings Volume 0023, Optical Tracking Systems; (1971) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953458
Event: Optical Tracking Systems, 1971, El Paso, United States
A new five-gate, automatic acquisition tracker has been constructed for tracking stars and satellites with a standard video signal from either a vidicon or image orthicon. In order to operate at usual video signal-to-noise ratios, the tracker uses line-to-line correlation to reject random noise. The angular resolution of the tracker is one-half of one percent of the field of view down to a signal-to-noise ratio of about two to one. Laboratory data oper-ating with both image orthicons and vidicons will be presented.
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John F. Spalding, John F. Spalding, William C. Schupp, William C. Schupp, } "A Multi-Gate TV Tracker", Proc. SPIE 0023, Optical Tracking Systems, (18 June 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953458; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953458

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