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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1972
  • pp: 285–290

Control Optimization of a Laser Automatic Tracking System: Influence of the Space-Time Returns of the Echoes

Michel Staron  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 285-290 (1972)

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An automatic tracking apparatus based on a pulsed laser and characterized by space and time quantifications is presented. Taking into account the statistical nature of the returns, we have been able to optimize the tracking system control functions and to increase their performance.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 4, 1971
Published: February 1, 1972

Michel Staron, "Control Optimization of a Laser Automatic Tracking System: Influence of the Space-Time Returns of the Echoes," Appl. Opt. 11, 285-290 (1972)

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  1. M. Staron, La Recherche Aérospatiale, No. 133, 29 (1969).
  2. R. Moreau, “Automatic aiming system for laser range-finders.” AGARD Conference Proceedings, vol. 50, October1969.
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