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Application of VNIIRS for target tracking
Author(s): Erik Blasch; Bart Kahler
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Paper Abstract

The Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) has created the Video National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (VNIIRS). VNIIRS extends NIIRS to scene characterization from streaming video to include object recognition of various targets for a given size. To apply VNIIRs for target tracking, there is a need to understand the operating conditions of the sensor type, environmental phenomenon, and target behavior (SET). In this paper, we explore VNIIRS for target tracking given the sensor resolution to support the relative tracking performance using track success. The relative assessment can be used in relation to the absolute target size associated with the VNIIRS. In a notional analysis, we determine the issues and capabilities of using VNIIRS video quality ratings to determine track success. The outcome of the trade study is an experiment to understand how to use VNIIRS can support target tracking evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9473, Geospatial Informatics, Fusion, and Motion Video Analytics V, 947306 (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177543
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Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Bart Kahler, Leidos, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9473:
Geospatial Informatics, Fusion, and Motion Video Analytics V
Matthew F. Pellechia; Kannappan Palaniappan; Peter J. Doucette; Shiloh L. Dockstader; Gunasekaran Seetharaman; Paul B. Deignan, Editor(s)

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