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Automatic identification of the templates in matched filtering
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Paper Abstract

In laser beam position determination, various shapes of markers may be used to identify different beams. When matched filtering is used for identifying the markers, one is faced with the challenge of determining the appropriate filter to use in the presence of distortions and marker size variability. If the incorrect filter is used, it will result in significant position uncertainty. Thus in the very first step of position detection one has to come up with an automated process to select the right template to use. The automated template identification method proposed here is based on a two-step approach. In the first step an approximate type of the object is determined. Then the filter is chosen based on the best size of the specific type. After the appropriate filter is chosen, the correlation peak position is used to identify the beam position. Real world examples of the application of this technique from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5556, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VI, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563649
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Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5556:
Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing VI
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul Ahad S. Awwal, Editor(s)

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