GB2284957B - Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object - Google Patents

Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object

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GB2284957B
GB2284957B GB9325510A GB9325510A GB2284957B GB 2284957 B GB2284957 B GB 2284957B GB 9325510 A GB9325510 A GB 9325510A GB 9325510 A GB9325510 A GB 9325510A GB 2284957 B GB2284957 B GB 2284957B
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orientation
object
position
optical systems
remote tracking
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George Mcgregor Clark
Robert William Garioch
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Gec-Marconi Avionics
GEC MARCONI AVIONICS HOLDINGS
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
    • G01S5/00Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
    • G01S5/16Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
    • G01S5/163Determination of attitude
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
    • G01S11/00Systems for determining distance or velocity not using reflection or reradiation
    • G01S11/12Systems for determining distance or velocity not using reflection or reradiation using electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
GB9325510A 1993-12-14 1993-12-14 Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object Expired - Fee Related GB2284957B (en)

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GB9325510A GB2284957B (en) 1993-12-14 1993-12-14 Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object

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GB9325510A GB2284957B (en) 1993-12-14 1993-12-14 Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object
ZA9409548A ZA9409548B (en) 1993-12-14 1994-11-30 Optical sy sems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object
IL11184094A IL111840A (en) 1993-12-14 1994-12-01 Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of objects
PCT/GB1994/002639 WO1995016929A1 (en) 1993-12-14 1994-12-02 Optical systems for the remote tracking of the position and/or orientation of an object

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GB9325510D0 GB9325510D0 (en) 1994-10-26
GB2284957A GB2284957A (en) 1995-06-21
GB2284957B true GB2284957B (en) 1998-02-18

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GB2284957A (en) 1995-06-21
IL111840D0 (en) 1995-03-30

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