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Track-while-image in the presence of background
Author(s): Robert E. Mentle; Jeffrey H. Shapiro
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Paper Abstract

The theory of track-while-image operation of a coherent laser radar was initiated by Enders, who considered the tracking of a spatially-resolved, speckle target using a sequence of intensity, range, or joint range-intensity images in an uplooking (background-free) radar scenario. The present paper extends Enders' work to a downlooking scenario, in which every pixel in the image frame contains a reflecting element--either target or background. Linear least-squares trackers using intensity, range, and joint range-intensity frame centroids are studied, with tracking performance established through Riccati-equation evaluations and computer simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1471, Automatic Object Recognition, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44891
Show Author Affiliations
Robert E. Mentle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1471:
Automatic Object Recognition
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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