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Background filters for Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Spirit III theater midcourse scenarios and their impact to object detection and estimation performance
Author(s): Kevin H. Giles; Jeffery L. King; William Tom Prestwood; Tom L. Keeney
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses post-flight ground processing algorithms for removal of background in the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Spatial Infrared Imaging Telescope (SPIRIT III) scanning infrared radiometer data. The algorithms presented are linear and non-liner techniques for estimation and subtraction of expected backgrounds for theater missile defense scenarios. The impacts to object detection and amplitude estimation are addressed for each background filter as a part of the filter trade studies. This effort is funded under the MSX Theater and Midcourse Cooperative Target Experiments task on the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Contract with the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2484, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition IV, (5 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213036
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin H. Giles, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Jeffery L. King, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
William Tom Prestwood, U.S. Army Space & Strategic Defense Command (United States)
Tom L. Keeney, U.S. Army Space & Strategic Defense Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2484:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition IV
Ivan Kadar; Vibeke Libby, Editor(s)

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