True Motion in Relative Displays

A. L. P. Milwright
1962 Journal of navigation  
The system proposed by Manley (15, 172), to produce true motion on relative displays seems to suffer from two serious disadvantages which were not referred to. The first is that there would be a serious degradation in the resolution of the stored picture, since every time an original echo is rewritten into one of the Tenicon storage tubes the echo size would be increased both in range and bearing by the size of the beam spot. No doubt the full effect of this increase could be reduced by the
more » ... reduced by the introduction of pulse shaping circuits between the read-out and write-in points, but nevertheless the original small echo would be considerably increased in size if a number of read-out write-in operations were carried out as would be the case if the information was stored for a sufficiently long time to show true track. As an example, without applying any special pulse shaping techniques a small echo, two spot diameters long and one spot diameter wide, would be increased in size by 65 spot diameters if stored for 30 seconds (i.e. 10 scans of the aerial) and would be increased by 1890 spot diameters if stored for 3 minutes.The second disadvantage is probably the more serious. Since any signal entering the system remains there until the stored information is cancelled, the effect of interference would be to flood the screen completely in a short space of time.
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