Title: Automated High Precision Optical Tracking of Aircrafts and non-cooperative Flying Objects
Author(s): Sébastien Guillaume, Alain Geiger, Maurizio Scaramuzza
Abstract: The remote positioning of non-cooperative flying objects might be a problem also in civil applications. Radar is of course the well-established means to carry out the task. However, if completely passive operations are required the optical method can be applied aside the passive bi-static radar. To this end we developed an automated, high-precision optical tracking tool by modifying commercial, surveying grade theodolites (COTS). Results show the high quality of the determined positions of the aircraft and the potential to also determine the attitude of the vehicle.
Published in: Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016)
September 12 - 16, 2016
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 2315 - 2317
Cite this article: Guillaume, Sébastien, Geiger, Alain, Scaramuzza, Maurizio, "Automated High Precision Optical Tracking of Aircrafts and non-cooperative Flying Objects," Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016, pp. 2315-2317.
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