Abstract

An optical cross correlator that recognizes a single object is suitable for performing a single-vision function, such as pattern recognition for semiautonomous navigation, landing, and docking of vehicles to a predesignated landing mark. The optical cross correlator, with a video input from a simple imaging system and the output of the optical correlation plane processed with standard star tracker software, produces sufficient information for a spacecraft’s terminal homing navigation system to complete a docking maneuver. We describe the application of the optical cross correlator to a landing on a simulated space station.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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