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Algorithm and architecture of detecting and tracking small targets in IR images
Author(s): Lan Tao; Zhi-Wei Zhen; Zhenkang Shen; Guan Hua
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a practical algorithm and system for automatic detecting and tracking small targets in IR image sequences. A recursively adaptive detection is designed to improve SCR and deal with the unknown background clutter. Then the algorithm labels the candidate targets with a new method which can be done rapidly, and locks the real target based on a multi-frame concept. The system includes two processors, CoreModule and TMS320C30. They constitute a flexible multi-bus architecture which can perform the algorithm parallelly. Experiment results demonstrate that the system can detect and track low intensity small targets successfully in real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2561, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217690
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Lan Tao, Optoelectronic Development Ctr. (China)
Zhi-Wei Zhen, Optoelectronic Development Ctr. (China)
Zhenkang Shen, Optoelectronic Development Ctr. (China)
Guan Hua, Optoelectronic Development Ctr. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2561:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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