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Artificial Intelligence In Automatic Target Recognizers: Technology And Timelines
Author(s): John F. Gilmore
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Paper Abstract

The recognition of targets in thermal imagery has been a problem exhaustively analyzed in its current localized dimension. This paper discusses the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to automatic target recognition, a concept capable of expanding current ATR efforts into a new globalized dimension. Deficiencies of current automatic target recognition systems are reviewed in terms of system shortcomings. Areas of artificial intelligence which show the most promise in improving ATR performance are analyzed, and a timeline is formed in light of how near (as well as far) term artificial intelligence applications may exist. Current research in the area of high level expert vision systems is reviewed and the possible utilization of artificial intelligence architectures to improve low level image processing functions is also discussed. Additional application areas of relevance to solving the problem of automatic target recognition utilizing both high and low level processing are also explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0504, Applications of Digital Image Processing VII, (4 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944843
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John F. Gilmore, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0504:
Applications of Digital Image Processing VII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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