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Digital Filters For Infrared Target Acquisition Sensors
Author(s): Joaquin J. Otazo; Eleanor W. Tung; Ronald R. Parenti
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an extension of the linear matched filter concept as it applies to the detection of resolved targets embedded in spatially correlated background clutter. The practical problems associated with the design of filters matched to sets of targets are discussed. The use of multiple or parallel filters for the detection of dissimilar targets or target ensembles is also described. Finally, the performance of ensemble matched filters and parallel filters is compared through the use of a twenty scene background data set.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0238, Image Processing for Missile Guidance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959135
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Joaquin J. Otazo, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
Eleanor W. Tung, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
Ronald R. Parenti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0238:
Image Processing for Missile Guidance
Thomas F. Wiener, Editor(s)

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