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Subject: Re: heat seeking missile guidance system
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 02:54:05 +0000 (UTC)
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Jim Yanik wrote:
> "Anthony Q. Bachler" wrote in
>> Imaging is necessary for newer missles that have to hit targets while
>> moving at supersonic speeds. Older slow missiles from WW2 had a
>> larger margin of error in the servos and were also less accurate.
>> Imaging gives the ability to more accurately control the servos
>> instead of just turning full right/left/up/down.
> No,imaging is necessary for counter-countermeasures(decoy/flare-
> rejection).It makes the missile very difficult to jam.But imaging requires
> more complex computer (FAST)image processing,the servos are probably the
> same as have been proven in the past.
Then again, computers are cheap.
I can't get over the fact that I can produce decent real-time encoded
video with bits that cost only $100 or so.
http://inquisitor.i.am/ | mailto:email@example.com | Ian Stirling.
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