Electro-Optical Surveillance Sensor and Techniques Evaluation.
Final rept. Jan 74-Sep 75,
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OHIO
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In support of efforts to evaluate television pickup tubes and methods of image processing to detect moving space targets against the background star field, several individual engineering tasks were performed to apply automation to a small astronomical telescope 63.5-cm aperture and to a data recording console. This effort required circuit design and integration in both analog and digital subsystems. In a second major phase of this contract, another small optical system 61-cm aperture, mounted on a special servo-controlled tracking mount, was integrated with an existing process-control digital computer so as to replace or supplant the existing analog control system with a more precise digital control and data recording system. This report summarizes the efforts undertaken. Detailed results of the television camera, MTI device, and technique evaluations, as well as the detailed softwarehardware systems are reported elsewhere. Author