Accession Number : ADA306481

Title :   Applying TV Centroid Tracking Technology To Model 260 Laser TV Cinetheodolite,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Xun, Liu ; Yang, Yu Q.

PDF Url : ADA306481

Report Date : 04 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : New photoelectronic equipment developed recently for range measurement 260 laser TV cinetheodolite is described. The equipment measures the trajectory of flight vehicles and can track targets in three ways: semiautomatic tracking, remote automatic tracking and computationally, with high accuracy and good ability for real time measurements and real time output. The laser ranging system mounted on the equipment is capable of single station orientation. The digital real time TV centroid tracker consists of a video processor, a projection processor and a tracking window controller, using parallel processing based on TMS 320 series high speed numerical signal processing chips and pipelining, combined with analog image preprocessing. The equipment passed indoor tests, airport tests, and field tests. For sea skimming missiles without cooperative target, single station tracking measurements were made with a very high return echo ratio, at distances to 10.4 km.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL TRACKING, *PHOTOTHEODOLITES, CONTROL, HIGH RATE, REAL TIME, FIELD TESTS, ACCURACY, PARALLEL PROCESSING, TRANSLATIONS, RANGE FINDING, SEMIAUTOMATIC, VIDEO SIGNALS, TRAJECTORIES, PREPROCESSING, CHINA, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE