IRE Transactions on Aerospace and Navigational Electronics

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  • Angle Estimation Accuracy with a Monopulse Radar in the Search Mode

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):175 - 179
    Cited by:  Papers (18)
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    This paper is concerned with the accuracy of singlehit angle estimation by a monopulse radar in the search mode. The system analyzed is an amplitude comparison estimator. Off-axis targets are considered. The effects of narrow-band Gaussian receiver noise on the sum and difference signals are considered. An asymptotic expansion for the angle estimate is derived which converges for SNR's of 12 db or... View full abstract»

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  • Identification and Evaluation of Magnetic-Field Sources of Magnetic Airborne Detector Equipped Aircraft

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):95 - 105
    Cited by:  Papers (38)  |  Patents (3)
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    A general method for identifying and evaluating magnetic sources associated with the magnetic airborne detector-equipped aircraft is described. It is derived for the compensation of magnetic noise related to the maneuvers of the aircraft. Mathematical formulas are included with a uniform engineering method, that is independent of the type of magnetic source encountered, for analyzing magnetic airb... View full abstract»

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  • An Analysis of Bistatic Radar

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):19 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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    This paper briefly describes some of the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of the bistatic radar when used for the detection and location of targets such as aircraft or satellites. (A bistatic radar is one in which the receiver is physically separated from the transmitter so that the echo signal does not travel over the same path as the transmitted signal.) Among the topics discussed ... View full abstract»

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  • A New Guiding and Tracking System

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):7 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (9)
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    A new application of the near-field theory is described which permits determination of the relative bearing of one object with respect to another by a simple phase measurement without an additional reference signal. The same instrument is used to measure distance between the objects. The angle indication is independent of distance. View full abstract»

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  • On Gyro Drift Models and Their Evaluation

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):230 - 234
    Cited by:  Papers (22)
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    Random gyro drift, which is the uncorrectable drift that occurs in gyros, represents the major error input of inertial navigation systems that are required to operate over long time intervals. This random gyro drift must be taken into account whenever performing an error analysis or optimization study on such a system; otherwise, the results of the analysis or study would be meaningless. Random gy... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Selective Communications

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):85 - 90
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    Digital techniques promise to be a major factor in future aerospace communications systems. Voice is cumbersome, slow and redundant, and does not make efficient use of the frequency spectrum. The digital approach permits the use of very narrow bandwidths, reduces redundancy and utilizes a constant loading factor. Selective addressing means that those not concerned with a message are not bothered b... View full abstract»

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  • Application of LASERS to Digital Communications

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):104 - 109
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Revolutionary developments taking place in the field of light generation show promise of providing a means for transmitting digital information over vast distances in space at extremely high rates. These developments stem from the generation of coherent light by devices called LASERS (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). This paper gives a brief description of LASER operation ... View full abstract»

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  • Logarithmic Navigation for Precise Guidance of Space Vehicles

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):59 - 71
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    The principles of logarithmic guidance are derived and their application to various space-flight guidance problems is discussed. Logarithmic guidance is shown to be ideal during the terminus of control where considerations of minimum fuel, minimum heating etc., can be subordinated to precise matching of vehicle kinematics to the desired trajectory. This precise trajectory control is achieved utili... View full abstract»

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  • FM Star-Lock System Using Mask with Spiral Sectors

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):35 - 47
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    This system is identical with the FM system using a linear mask except that the sectors of the mask are bounded by spirals. The value of σ = (r/R)(S/N)-1/2 is derived for the case of spiral masks of three kinds. View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased publication in 1962. The new retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

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