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Automatic target detection and tracking system using infrared imagery
Author(s): Biao Li; Zhenkang Shen; Jicheng Li
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Paper Abstract

A real-time system has been developed for automatic target detection and tracking in infrared image sequence. The system comprises the algorithm software and a small processor using for image processing. The algorithm includes these techniques: space filtering; background cancelling technique; target detection; acquisition and precise tracking. The leading features of the system are: (1) High speed in seeking targets. (2) High detection probability. (3) Sub-pixel level of tracking precision. (4) The capability of working reliably and effectively in complicated background. In this paper, the theory and architecture of the system are proposed and the testing results in various situations are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3069, Automatic Target Recognition VII, (23 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277140
Show Author Affiliations
Biao Li, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Zhenkang Shen, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Jicheng Li, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3069:
Automatic Target Recognition VII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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