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21 August 2001 Time optimal strategy for target acquisition handoffs
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Optical tracking of airborne targets typically involves initial acquisition by radar at long range and relatively high measurement error. The target is then passed to an electro-optical tracker with a WFOV and precision tracking begins. The problem can include a second handoff to a NFOV sensor for additional resolution. A stringent mission time line requires these handoffs to be executed quickly. In this paper, traditional approaches to these handoff problems are reviewed and a new solution is presented at the system level. The authors discuss problems uncovered in the integration and testing phase and show results from an extensive HWIL testing platform.
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Robert D. Sobek and Charles L. Malone "Time optimal strategy for target acquisition handoffs", Proc. SPIE 4365, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XV, (21 August 2001);


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