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Airborne ladar man-in-the-loop operations in tactical environments
Author(s): Joseph E Grobmyer; Tommy Lum; Robert E. Morris; Sarah J. Hard; H. Lee Pratt; Tom Florence; Ed Peddycoart
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is developing approaches and processes that will exploit the characteristics of current and future Laser Radar (LADAR) sensor systems for critical man-in-the-loop tactical processes. The importance of timely and accurate target detection, classification, identification, and engagement for future combat systems has been documented and is viewed as a critical enabling factor for FCS survivability and lethality. Recent work has demonstrated the feasibility of using low cost but relatively capable personal computer class systems to exploit the information available in Ladar sensor frames to present the war fighter or analyst with compelling and usable imagery for use in the target identification and engagement processes in near real time. The advantages of LADAR imagery are significant in environments presenting cover for targets and the associated difficulty for automated target recognition (ATR) technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5412, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IX, (13 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543245
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph E Grobmyer, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
Tommy Lum, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
Robert E. Morris, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
Sarah J. Hard, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
H. Lee Pratt, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)
Tom Florence, Radiance Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Ed Peddycoart, Radiance Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5412:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IX
Gary W. Kamerman; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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