System and method for attitude determination based on optical imaging
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A method and apparatus is provide for receiving a first set of optical data from a first field of view and receiving a second set of optical data from a second field of view. A portion of the first set of optical data is communicated and a portion of the second set of optical data is reflected, both toward an optical combiner. The optical combiner then focuses the portions onto the image plane such that information at the image plane that is associated with the first and second fields of view is received by an optical detector and used to determine an attitude characteristic.
Junkins, John L.; Pollock, Thomas C.; Mortari, Daniele (2003). System and method for attitude determination based on optical imaging. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from