Accession Number:

AD0272345

Title:

TRACKING ERROR DETECTOR

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Corporate Author:

DENVER RESEARCH INST COLO

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

INVESTIGATIONS WERE MADE OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION TRACKING SYSTEMS. A tracking error detector was developed as a method of automatically tracking a moving object by optical means. An automatic system of this sort permits automatic recording of tracking data in numerical form, suitable for rapid data processing in standard digital computing equipment. The equipment produces a tracking rectangle which follows the target as long as it remains within the field of view of the television camera. It also supplies dc voltages proportional to the distance from the center of the rectangle to the center of the screen, to be used to drive a tracking mount which continually corrects the pointing of the television camera. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE