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ATR System: An Air Force Perspective
Author(s): Henry Lapp
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Paper Abstract

An infrared target recognizer system usually consists of the infrared sensor, the target recognizes: processor and the target recognizer algorithms. Initially the problem was detined that sensors existed to support automatic targeting and the risk was in the algorithms and processor development. The current perspective is that the fielded generation of infrared sensors do not support fully-functional target recognizer requirements. It is also believed that the current algorithm approaches may be successful given "correct" sensor inputs. This paper discusses the second generation of FLIR sensors and the system impacts on automatic target recognizers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0750, Infrared Systems and Components, (20 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939879
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Henry Lapp, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0750:
Infrared Systems and Components
Robert L. Caswell, Editor(s)

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