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Single-scan tracking using N infrared sensors
Author(s): Jack G. Rudd; Richard Marsh
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Paper Abstract

The surveillance of very dim IR targets or `fast-burn' targets, or both, is usually assumed to require the use of either staring sensors or scanning sensors with relatively fast revisit rates. The thesis of this paper is that a greater multiplicity of scanning sensors with relatively slow revisit rates often can be used effectively to achieve the required surveillance results. In particular, we describe conditions under which a dim or fast-burn target can be detected and tracked, and accurate tactical parameters can be computed for the target, by using as few as one observation per sensor per target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1698, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992, (25 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139387
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Jack G. Rudd, IBM/Federal Sector Div. (United States)
Richard Marsh, IBM/Federal Sector Div. (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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