Remote attitude measurement via Doppler interferometer

David J. Wilson, Charles E. Craven, Donald R. Snyder, Mark F. Hopkins, Russell A. Chipman, Randall R. Hodgson

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Pitch and yaw of objects moving at high velocities can be measured with a Doppler interferometer system employing corner cube retroreflectors mounted on the moving object. Measurement of pitch or yaw alone was demonstrated in laboratory and field experiments. Using the Jones calculus, the polarization considerations for measuring both pitch and yaw simultaneously have been analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-517
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 25 1990
EventPolarization Considerations for Optical Systems II 1989 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 7 1989Aug 11 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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