Accession Number:

ADD019936

Title:

Autotracking Device Designating a Target

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 21 Jan 1997, patented 9 Nov 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An automatic tracking device is disclosed that extracts data from the composite video output signal of a camera and uses it to electronically isolate an object in the image information on the video output signal and follows the object with a crosshair added to the video by the autotracking device. The autotracking device generates steering signals that are applied to the camera directing circuits to cause the camera to automatically follow the object as the object moves.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE