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Title: Earth beacon acquisition and tracking under various illumination conditions
Authors: Marino, B.
Tsou, H.
Yan, T.
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2001
Citation: Laser 2001 High Power Lasers and Applications
San Jose, CA, USA
Abstract: This paper develops an algorithm for determining the geocenter of the Earth regardless of the illumination by the sun using sub-pixel scanning and a simple thresholding technique. To complete this approach the acquisition algorithm is paired with a tracking technique based on maximum likelihood estimation.
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