The literature describes tracking devices that allow a single detector coupled to a spinning FM reticle to determine target location. The spinning FM reticles presented were limited to single parameter reticles of frequency vs angle, frequency vs radius, or phase. This study presents these parameters with their capabilities and limitations and shows that multiple parameters can be integrated into a single reticle. Also, a general equation is developed that describes any FM reticle of the spinning type.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 21, 1989
Published: March 1, 1991
Ronald G. Driggers, Carl E. Halford, Glenn D. Boreman, Douglas Lattman, and Kevin F. Williams, "Parameters of spinning FM reticles," Appl. Opt. 30, 887-895 (1991)