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Detection, recognition, identification, and tracking of military vehicles using biomimetic intelligence
Author(s): Paul W. Pace; John Sutherland
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Paper Abstract

This project is aimed at analyzing EO/IR images to provide automatic target detection/recognition/identification (ATR/D/I) of militarily relevant land targets. An increase in performance was accomplished using a biomimetic intelligence system functioning on low-cost, commercially available processing chips. Biomimetic intelligence has demonstrated advanced capabilities in the areas of hand- printed character recognition, real-time detection/identification of multiple faces in full 3D perspectives in cluttered environments, advanced capabilities in classification of ground-based military vehicles from SAR, and real-time ATR/D/I of ground-based military vehicles from EO/IR/HRR data in cluttered environments. The investigation applied these tools to real data sets and examined the parameters such as the minimum resolution for target recognition, the effect of target size, rotation, line-of-sight changes, contrast, partial obscuring, background clutter etc. The results demonstrated a real-time ATR/D/I capability against a subset of militarily relevant land targets operating in a realistic scenario. Typical results on the initial EO/IR data indicate probabilities of correct classification of resolved targets to be greater than 95 percent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2001
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4379, Automatic Target Recognition XI, (22 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445381
Show Author Affiliations
Paul W. Pace, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
John Sutherland, AND Corp. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4379:
Automatic Target Recognition XI
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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