7 June 2016 Precision optical navigation guidance system
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We present the new precision optical navigation guidance system approach that provides continuous, high quality range and bearing data to fixed wing aircraft during landing approach to an aircraft carrier. The system uses infrared optical communications to measure range between ship and aircraft with accuracy and precision better than 1 meter at ranges more than 7.5 km. The innovative receiver design measures bearing from aircraft to ship with accuracy and precision better than 0.5 mRad. The system provides real-time range and bearing updates to multiple aircraft at rates up to several kHz, and duplex data transmission between ship and aircraft.
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D. Starodubov, K. McCormick, P. Nolan, D. Johnson, M. Dellosa, L. Volfson, A. Fallahpour, A. Willner, "Precision optical navigation guidance system", Proc. SPIE 9828, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications XIII, 98280C (7 June 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224326
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