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Moving target acquisition and tracking system
Author(s): Michael D. Klein; John Budenske; Russell D. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

Imaging Systems have traditionally required large development cycles to transition from non-real-time implementations on general purpose computers to final real-time system prototypes using custom hardware. This paper presents a flexible realtime prototyping approach for the Conceptual Definition, Demonstration and Validation phases of development for imaging system applications such as forward observe, perimeterdefense, or "mobile barrier." A target acquisition and tracking system that has utilized this approach will be discussed and tracking system that has utilized this approach will be discussed and used to compare hardware, software, resources and schedule factors to other imaging system development programs. The testbed is shown to maintain a high degree of algorithm flexibility allowing field test experiences to be rapidly incorporated into the system. The entire system is programmable using high order languages to minimize software costs and enhance maintainability. This system was developed and integrated into a mobile lab for field testing. During real-time testing the system was upgraded and modified to provide high detection performance with low false alarm rates. This approach has led to a more complete understanding of the problem being addressed and has positioned this system closer to its final product form.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1295, Real-Time Image Processing II, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21245
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Michael D. Klein, Honeywell Systems and Research (United States)
John Budenske, Honeywell Systems and Research (United States)
Russell D. Richardson, Honeywell Systems and Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1295:
Real-Time Image Processing II
Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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