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Adaptive sequential algorithms for detecting targets in a heavy IR clutter
Author(s): Alexander G. Tartakovsky; Skirmantas Kligys; Anton Petrov
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Paper Abstract

Cruise missiles over land and sea cluttered background are serious threats to search and track systems. In general, these threats are stealth in both the IR and radio frequency bands. That is, their thermal IR signature and their radar cross section can be quite small. This paper discusses adaptive sequential detection methods which exploit 'track- before-detect' technology for detection glow-SNR targets in IR search and track (IRST) systems. Despite the fact that we focus on an IRST against cruise missiles over land and sea cluttered backgrounds, the results are applicable to other sensors and other kinds of targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3809, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999, (4 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364013
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Alexander G. Tartakovsky, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Skirmantas Kligys, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Anton Petrov, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3809:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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