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Registration, detection, and tracking of moving targets in rotating barscan imagery
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Paper Abstract

This document describes a method for automatically detecting moving targets in a sequence of wide area scan (WAS) infrared images, where the images may have non-linear geometric distortion from one frame to the next, the time between frames may be large (> 1 second), and the inter-frame motion of the targets may be large relative to the target size. The registration step aligns the images and overcomes the non-linear frame-to-frame geometric distortions. The change detection step detects moving objects in the difference image formed between pairs of registered frames. The final tracking step reduces false alarms and finds moving objects having positive or negative contrast even when the time between frames is large and the target motion between frames is large.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6234, Automatic Target Recognition XVI, 623414 (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666808
Show Author Affiliations
Hassan Beydoun, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Arthur Forman, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Jamie Cannon Perez, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Abhijit Mahalanobis, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6234:
Automatic Target Recognition XVI
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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