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Aircraft Recognition
and Tracking Device
The technology of aircraft recognition and tracking has various applications in all areas of air navigation, be they civil or military, spanning from air traffic control and regulation at civilian airports to anti-aircraft weapon handling and guidance for military purposes.

Nowadays air traffic control plays a dominant role. This is because the necessity of security entails the need for a system that gives the user the ability to have visual contact with the object to be tracked. Such objects may be a civilian aircraft encountering communication problems or loss of control while approaching an airport, or a military aircraft hiding its intentions (friendly or not).

To date, known methods of recognition and tracking of flying objects are the radars, infrared and thermal cameras, which are installed at ground stations, moving units and aircrafts. The developed system is an alternative implementation of identifying and tracking flying objects, which benefits from the optical spectrum by using an optical camera built into a servo motor (pan-tilt unit). Such a system allows the user to verify the status of an aircraft and to detect potential external problems in order to take measures of guidance and assistance, to determine the aircraft type, country of origin and his armor, as well as to trigger interception mechanisms.

In locations where it is difficult to apply another technology or in regions not covered by other detection devices such as a radar, our device offers similar services and bridges potential gaps of uncovered areas.
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System Photograph
More specifically, through the purpose-developed software, when a target (aircraft) enters the field of view of the camera, it is both detected and identified. Then the servo motor, being provided with data on target position and velocity, tracks the aircraft while it is in constant communication with the camera. All the features are so designed as to operate under real time conditions.