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Author(s): Thomas J. Janssens
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Paper Abstract

QUICKTRACK is a new track initiation algorithm for optical sensors tracking ballistic targets. It is designed to compute new tracks at the earliest moment mathematically possible to any desired accuracy up to the limiting accuracy of the data themselves. Initial testing now underway shows very promising results. Whether computational requirements in realistic cases will be lower or higher than with conventional methods is yet to be determined. QUICKTRACK can initiate confirmed 3 dimensional (3D) tracks of targets viewed by 1, 2, 3, or 4 sensors although it offers no special advantages for those targets viewed by only 1 target. In a particular case discussed where conventional track initiation needed 200 seconds of data, QUICKTRACK initiated track after only 60 seconds of data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1954, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1993, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157794
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Thomas J. Janssens, California Lutheran Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1954:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1993
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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