We describe a new optical system consisting of an active-matrix liquid-crystal television (AMLCTV) and a position-sensitive device (PSD) that tracks a moving object in television image in real time. The AMLCTV transforms the television signal into a two-dimensional optical image, and the PSD detects the center of the image projected onto the target without scanning. The advantage of this system is its ability to track accurately an object moving at a high speed.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 18, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989
Tahito Aida, Kuniharu Takizawa, and Masakatsu Okada, "Real-time tracking of a moving object in a television image using an optical system consisting of a liquid-crystal television and a position-sensitive device," Opt. Lett. 14, 835-837 (1989)