6 August 1997 Automatic rendezvous and docking system test and evaluation
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Abstract
The video guidance sensor is a key element of an automatic rendezvous and docking program administered by NASA. The system sues laser illumination of passive target in the field of view of an on-board camera and processes the video image to determine the relative position and attitude between the target and the sensor. Theoretical predictions and evaluations, and laboratory measurements and test are presented for the lasers, target components, camera system, signal processor, and a solar simulator.
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Richard T. Howard, Helen Johnson Cole, John Larkin Jackson, Gary W. Kamerman, Donald K. Fronek, "Automatic rendezvous and docking system test and evaluation", Proc. SPIE 3065, Laser Radar Technology and Applications II, (6 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281002; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.281002
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