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Detection Of Moving Vehicles In Thermal Imagery Obtained From A Moving Platform
Author(s): Arthur V. Forman; Meloneze M. Moore; Ronald Patton; Andrew J. Spiessbach
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Paper Abstract

Automatic recognition of ground vehicles from an airborne platform can be greatly enhanced by an algorithm that accurately extracts the velocity of these vehicles when they are moving. The moving scene elements can be separated from the stationary (background) scene elements by accurately registering the stationary scene elements in successive images of the image sequence. In this paper, alternative techniques are described and demonstrated for each of the steps in a generic symbolic registration procedure. Output results are presented for a thermal closing sequence and for a side looking tracking sequence. These results show promise not only for accurate measurement of object velocity, but for accurate passive ranging as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0432, Applications of Digital Image Processing VI, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936652
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur V. Forman, Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace (United States)
Meloneze M. Moore, Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace (United States)
Ronald Patton, Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace (United States)
Andrew J. Spiessbach, Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0432:
Applications of Digital Image Processing VI
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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