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Optical Engineering

Peak Detection Methods For Scanning Optical Sensor Systems
Author(s): David M. Wilcox
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Paper Abstract

Signal processing in scanning sensors is dominated by two processing requirements: signal detection/peak extraction and multi-frame correlation. Techniques for the detection of target pulses and extraction of their peaks are outlined and compared in this paper. Pulse detection techniques discussed include matched filters, least-square filters, partial wave filtering, nonlinear filters, and pattern recognition. The problem of peak extraction in unresolved pulses is also discussed. Multiframe correlation techniques discussed include two-dimensional windowing, multi-dimensional windowing, polynominal tracking, vector correlation, and moment matching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 18(3) 183306 doi: 10.1117/12.7972372
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 18, Issue 3
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David M. Wilcox, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)


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