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Data fusion of outputs provided by a distributed field of passive sensors
Author(s): Thomas W. Jewitt
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Paper Abstract

As a result of an on-going IR&D effort, General Atronics Corporation (GAC) has developed effective algorithms for automatic acquisition, tracking, and recognition of multiple targets - broadly referred to as Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) - using passive sensors on board multiple distributed platforms. The goal of AIR is to either provide timely and accurate assistance to a human operator, who is the ultimate decision maker, or he totally autonomous in extracting the necessary information, its processing, and final decision making. Applications of this technology include Electro-Optical Fire Control Systems (EOFCS), Infrared Search and Track (IRST), Infrared Counter Measures (IRCM), Covert Aircraft Recovery and Tracking Systems (CARTS), Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Battlefield Intelligence, and Security.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1698, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992, (25 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139382
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Thomas W. Jewitt, General Atronics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1698:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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