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Optical Engineering

Data association multiple target tracking using a phase-mostly liquid crystal television
Author(s): Eddy Chi-Poon Tam; Francis T. S. Yu; Don A. Gregory; Richard D. Juday; Aris Tanone
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a technique of using data association target tracking in a motion sequence via an adaptive joint transform correlator. The massive data in the field of view can be reduced to a few correlation peaks. The average velocity of a target during the tracking cycle is then determined from the location of the correlation peak. We have used a data association algorithm for the analysis of these correlation signals, with which multiple targets can be tracked. A phase-mostly LCTV is used in the hybrid joint transform correlation system, and simultaneous tracking of three targets is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(9) doi: 10.1117/12.55705
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Eddy Chi-Poon Tam, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Francis T. S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Don A. Gregory, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Richard D. Juday
Aris Tanone


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