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Adaptive detection of subpixel targets using multiband frame sequences
Author(s): Alan D. Stocker; Xiaoli Yu; Edwin M. Winter; Lawrence E. Hoff
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes adaptive signal processing techniques that utilize spectral and temporal information provided by passive infrared imaging sensors to enhance the detectability of sub- pixel targets in clutter. The approaches are directly applicable to advanced sensors like the DARPA-sponsored MUSIC instrument, which are capable of collecting multi-spectral frame sequences in the thermal infrared region. The performance of several algorithm concepts is demonstrated by processing dual-band frame sequence data taken by the MUSIC sensor. The examples also demonstrate the importance of accurate frame registration prior to multiple- image signal processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1481, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45651
Show Author Affiliations
Alan D. Stocker, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
Xiaoli Yu, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
Edwin M. Winter, Technical Research Associates, Inc. (United States)
Lawrence E. Hoff, Naval Ocean Systems Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1481:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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