Accession Number : ADD013209

Title :   Aimpoint Processor for Quantizing Target Data.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Mar 82, patented 18 Dec 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Daniel L ; Poetker, John J

Report Date : 18 Dec 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A data processor system for extracting and quantizing aimpoint data from a stored video display of a target tracking operation comprising an operator-controlled joystick by which an operator can superimpose, on a frame-by-frame basis, distinctive display symbols coincident with the aimpoint of the target tracking system and a selected target reference point. The processor includes a programmable calculator which converts the angular separation of the tracking and target reference points into corresponding linear (x, y) data coordinates and then automatically plots the aimpoint from successive display frames on a target silhouette. The programmable calculator also is able to perform a coordinate rotation in order to compensate for angular displacement between the orientation of the tracking system and the target, e.g. to compensate for roll of the aircraft on which a radar tracker is mounted. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *RADAR TRACKING, SYMBOLS, QUANTIZATION, EXTRACTION, CALCULATORS, AIMING

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE