Laser Quadrant Tracker Simulation.
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GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA WASHINGTON OPERATIONS
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The performance of a quadrant detector located in the focal plane of an optical system viewing a laser-illuminated rotating target is evaluated. The output signal is characterized by a computer program that synthesizes the return from complex target geometries and radiance distributions, the viewing optics, detector geometry, and post-detection processing electronics. The computer program was exercised to determine the performance of both trackers and signature analyzers for a series of system parameter values and targets of both simple and complex shape. The computer simulations indicate that open-loop pointing errors with deviations sufficient to limit the performance of a number of electro-optic systems can occur.
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