optical tracking


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optical tracking

[′äp·tə·kəl ′trak·iŋ]
(engineering)
The determination of spatial positions of distant airplanes, missiles, and artificial satellites as a function of time, or the recording of engineering events, by precise time-correlated observations with various types of telescopes or ballistic cameras.
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The achieved writing speeds are higher than the BCI systems but it is still insufficient when compared with optical tracking based methods.
The Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) has been developing an optical tracking network called the Optical Wide-field patroL Network (OWL-Net) since 2010.
System error is generated during the image reconstruction, image auto-registration, and optical tracking process.
The company will provide serviceable components and subsystems for 28 test ranges with radar, telemetry, and optical tracking systems around the world.
The missile's trajectory was tracked by DRDO radars, electro- optical tracking systems and telemetry stations located along the state coast.
The Phototrack program was set up to provide valuable support to the operation of the twelve Baker-Nunn cameras that formed the prime optical tracking network since even if the Baker Nunn cameras operated at maximum efficiency they were restricted by weather and other problems.
Optical tracking and measurement method is widely adopted in testing process, because optical sensor is passive, of low power consumption, and of noncontact; in addition, optical images are objective and informative.
The team at Cardiff University has pushed 3dMD to make many breakthroughs such as our 60fps 3D capture frame rate and more recently enhanced non-intrusive lighting and texture capability opening up the possibility of a very dense optical tracking capability to understand and quantify the subtleties of soft tissue deformation during facial movement in babies, children and adult subjects.
With the T-Track CS tracker, the firm is said to present a new optical tracking system with universal application capabilities.
(3,4) The information required to perform this calculation includes positional data, typically obtained from a 3-dimensional optical tracking system.
NDI provides technology to fast-growing areas such as computer-assisted surgery, computer-assisted therapy and image-guided radiation treatment, as well as manufacturing of optical tracking and 3-D measurements.
This project will demonstrate responsive, high precision laser and optical tracking of space debris, improved space situational awareness for key space assets, and fully remote and automated operation of a high performance laser tracking system."

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