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Tracking Of Obscured Targets Via Generalized Correlation Measures
Author(s): V. N. Dvornychenko; Harold Mack
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Paper Abstract

The tracking of partially obscured targets is an important problem. This paper shows that "non-classical" correlation measures using Lp norms offer great potential in this area. It is shown that as the "p" of the Lp norm is decreased from its normal ("classical") value of 2 the generalized cross-correlation function becomes, up to a point, increasingly immune to partial target obscuration. Optimum performance appears in the range p Pz 0.2. These "low p" correlation methods have a certain relationship to the maximum entropy methods, as shown in the paper. Numerical and graphical examples are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0302, Infrared Technology for Target Detection and Classification, (8 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932642
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V. N. Dvornychenko, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
Harold Mack, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0302:
Infrared Technology for Target Detection and Classification
Pat M. Narendra, Editor(s)

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