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Multi-target tracking in clutter
Author(s): John N. Sanders-Reed; Mary Jo Duncan; William B. Boucher; W. Michael Dimmler; Shawn D. O'Keefe
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Paper Abstract

A high frame rate (120 Hz), multi-target, video tracker has been developed and used in an operational environment. The tracker is able to track multiple targets simultaneously, while providing fine-track track errors on a user selected target. The system is able to accommodate real-world issues such as sensor bad pixels and natural background clutter. Several fine track modes are available, including centroid, leading edge, and correlation. The tracker provides sub- pixel track accuracy against both resolved and unresolved targets. The system has been extensively tested against radiometrically correct cloud scenes and has been successfully integrated in a tracking system to provide multi-target tracking of real targets viewed against terrain and cloud backgrounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4724, Laser Weapons Technology III, (25 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472371
Show Author Affiliations
John N. Sanders-Reed, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Mary Jo Duncan, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
William B. Boucher, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
W. Michael Dimmler, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Shawn D. O'Keefe, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4724:
Laser Weapons Technology III
William E. Thompson; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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