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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Whipple proposed a fast large-aperture Schmidt type optical system (based on his experiences with fast cameras for meteor research) for photographing the satellites that eventually resulted in the precision optical tracking camera known as the Baker-Nunn (BNC) camera (see MNASSA Vol.
LGMR is currently utilizing a fraction of the potential capability of optical tracking, ensuring continued compatible advancement in the future.
Using the LGMR optical tracking method is like driving a car on a road without visible lanes while watching a median over 1.
The solution enables reliable optical tracking performance for all operating environments.
PS-Tech is a technology provider that specializes in Professional 3D visualization and Optical Tracking & Measurement systems for medical and industrial applications.
COSPAR INFORMATION BULLETIN #25 October 1965--Manual for the Establishment of an Optical Tracking Station.
Number of Radars and electro optical tracking systems along the coast of Orissa monitored the path of the missile and evaluated all parameters in real time.
In addition, the company's technology is utilized by advanced manufacturers for optical tracking and non-contact 3-D measurements.
Its rapid detection capabilities provide fast lock and optical tracking on any radar signals and help the operator quickly evaluate the potential threat after any radar detection.
A number of radars and electro optical tracking systems along the coast of Orissa have monitored the path of the Missile and evaluated all the parameters in real time.
GestureTek, world leader in gesture control interfaces for interactive displays and devices and the 2008 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award winner, announces that its patented EyeMobile optical tracking software will be used in Sony Ericsson's new Yari mobile phone.
With optical tracking it is possible to obtain a position of the satellite using the background stars as a reference source and so determine the satellite's Right Ascension and Declination with the corresponding time known to at least 0.

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