Laser spot tracker for missile and platform tracker applications introduced by Analog Modules

LONGWOOD, Fla., 11 Nov. 2010. Analog Modules Inc. in Longwood, Fla., is introducing the model 742DP laser spot tracker for missile and platform tracker applications. The detector is temperature controlled and optimized for light wavelengths of 1.06 microns. Independent five-channel noise detectors set low thresholds to achieve long acquisition ranges for different background light and spot positions, while special circuits resist sunlight blinding in one or all quadrants.

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LONGWOOD, Fla., 11 Nov. 2010. Analog Modules Inc. in Longwood, Fla., is introducing the model 742DP laser spot tracker for missile and platform tracker applications. The detector is temperature controlled and optimized for light wavelengths of 1.06 microns. Independent five-channel noise detectors set low thresholds to achieve long acquisition ranges for different background light and spot positions, while special circuits resist sunlight blinding in one or all quadrants.

A separate substrate enables systems designers to optimize the detector size or type for specific applications. The device is a hermetically-sealed temperature- controlled detector with built-in front-end electronics, mounted on an SMT board. A second printed circuit board contains analog and digital processing circuits.

The individual channels are digitized with a high-speed A/D converter and output as a serial digital interface for steering. An adaptive threshold control allows optimum signal-to-noise operation and power management is used to reduce power consumption. For more information contact Analog Modules online at www.analogmodules.com.

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