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System Analysis and Design of a Low-Cost Micromechanical Seeker System by Brian J. Nagle B.S. Mechanical Engineering United States Air Force Academy, 2006 SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY JUNE 2008 Copyright ©2008 Brian J. Nagle. All rights reserved. The author hereby grants to MIT permission to reproduce and to distribute publicly paper and electronic copies of this thesis document in whole or in part. Signature of Author:____________________________________________________________

________ Department of Mechanical Engineering May 10, 2008 Certified by: ____________________________________________________________

_____________ Dr. Domhnull Granquist-Fraser Senior Technical Staff The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. Thesis Supervisor Certified by: ____________________________________________________________

______________ Professor Daniel E. Whitney Engineering Systems Division Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Thesis Advisor Accepted by: ____________________________________________________________

_____________ Professor Lallit Anand Professor of Mechanical Engineering Chairman, Committee for Graduate Students Department of Mechanical Engineering

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System Analysis and Design of a Low-Cost Micromechanical Seeker System by Brian James Nagle Submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering on May 10, 2008 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
Precision guided targeting systems have been in use by the U.S. military for the last halfcentury. The desire for high targeting accuracies while maintaining minimal collateral damage has driven the implementation of guidance systems on a...
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