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Summary of the transfer of optical processing to systems: optical pattern recognition program
Author(s): Scott D. Lindell
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Paper Abstract

Martin Marietta has successfully completed a TOPS optical pattern recognition program. The program culminated in August 1994 with an automatic target recognition flight demonstration inwhich an M60A2 tank was acquired, identified, and tracked with a visible seeker from a UH-1 helicopter flying a fiber optic guided missile (FOG-M) mission profile. The flight demonstration was conducted by the US Army Missile Command (MICOM) and supported by Martin Marietta. The pattern recognition system performance for acquiring and identifying the M60A2 tank, which was positioned among an array with five other vehicle types, was 90% probability of correct identification and a 4% false identification for over 40,000 frames of imagery processed. Imagery was processed at a 15 Hz input rate with a 1 ft3, 76 W, 4 GFLOP processor performing up to 800 correlations per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1995
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2489, Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1995, (16 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212041
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Scott D. Lindell, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2489:
Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1995
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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