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28 September 2011 Aircraft recognition and tracking device
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The technology of aircraft recognition and tracking has various applications in all areas of air navigation, be they civil or military, spanning from air traffic control and regulation at civilian airports to anti-aircraft weapon handling and guidance for military purposes.1, 18 The system presented in this thesis is an alternative implementation of identifying and tracking flying objects, which benefits from the optical spectrum by using an optical camera built into a servo motor (pan-tilt unit). More specifically, through the purpose-developed software, when a target (aircraft) enters the field of view of the camera18, it is both detected and identified.5, 22 Then the servo motor, being provided with data on target position and velocity, tracks the aircraft while it is in constant communication with the camera (Fig. 1). All the features are so designed as to operate under real time conditions.
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Dimitrios P. Filis and Christos I. Renios "Aircraft recognition and tracking device", Proc. SPIE 8185, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VIII, 81850Q (28 September 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.898350
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