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Real-time automatic target identification system for air-to-ground targeting
Author(s): Mike Nicholas; Jonathan Wood; Jo Nothard
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Paper Abstract

Future targeting systems, for manned or unmanned combat aircraft, aim to provide increased mission success and platform survivability by successfully detecting and identifying even difficult targets at very long ranges. One of the key enabling technologies for such systems is robust automatic target identification (ATI), operating on high resolution electro-optic sensor imagery. QinetiQ have developed a real time ATI processor which will be demonstrated with infrared imagery from the Wescam MX15 in airborne trials in summer 2005. This paper describes some of the novel ATI algorithms, the challenges overcome to port the ATI from the laboratory onto a real time system and offers an assessment of likely airborne performance based on analysis of synthetic image sequences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5988, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, 59880H (21 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.634028
Show Author Affiliations
Mike Nicholas, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Wood, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Jo Nothard, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5988:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Gary W. Kamerman; David V. Willetts, Editor(s)

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