Accession Number : ADA282573

Title :   Pointing and Tracking Systems (Systemes d'Acquisition et de Poursuite automatiques).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : Pointing and tracking systems form the core elements of the majority of gun fire control and surveillance and tracking sensors. In many cases the requirements of hit-to-kill weapons and extremely long-range EO imaging and tracking systems require pointing accuracies measured in micro-radians. Maintaining such precision in optical systems has introduced the need for adaptive optics and highly stabilized mechanical mounts and actuators. In terms of man-in-the-loop weapon systems, the use of head mounted systems for designation of targets requires tracking systems for the helmet in a cockpit. Of increased importance is the fusion of sensors to provide a tracking solution for low-observable targets. As a result of the above, a symposium in Pointing and Tracking covered a wide area of G & C activities and concentrated on the pointing and tracking issues in the following sessions: (Session I) Overview of Pointing and Tracking Systems and Techniques; (Session II) Optical Pointing and Tracking Systems; (Session III) Weapon Control and Mechanical Systems; (Session IV) Pointing and Tracking Algorithms; and (Session V) Sensor Fusion.

Descriptors :   *AIR NAVIGATION, *AEROSPACE CRAFT, *INFRARED DETECTION, *ELECTROOPTICS, *ADAPTIVE OPTICS, *OPTICAL TRACKING, *RADAR TRACKING, OPTICAL RADAR, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NATO, LASER WEAPONS, SYMPOSIA, LASER TARGET DESIGNATORS, TRACK WHILE SCAN, DATA FUSION, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, TARGET ACQUISITION, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, SURVEILLANCE, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE