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Author Maybeck, P.S. ♦ Herrera, T.D. ♦ Evans, R.J.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1992
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Target tracking ♦ Speckle ♦ Adaptive filters ♦ Information filtering ♦ Information filters ♦ Shape measurement ♦ Missiles ♦ Optical design ♦ Correlators
Abstract A missile target tracker is designed using a filter/correlator (with adaptive target shape identification) based on FLIR sensor measurements to track the center-of-intensity of the hardbody/plume combination, and another filter using Doppler and/or speckle information in the return from a low-power laser illuminator to estimate the offset between the intensity centroid and the hardbody center-of-mass. The Doppler information is shown to yield smaller bias and error variance from the tracker than the speckle information. Performance of trackers based on just Doppler or both Doppler and speckle information from the laser return is portrayed as a function of important parameters in the tracking environment.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Air Force Inst. of Technol., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA (Maybeck, P.S.; Herrera, T.D.; Evans, R.J.)
ISBN 0780308727
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1992-12-16
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 685.29 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 3784
Ending Page 3789

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library