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Recent Progress In Extraction Of Targets Out Of Clutter
Author(s): L. H. Wald; F. M. Chou; D. C. Hines
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Paper Abstract

A sensor data processor is under development designed to handle pixelized frames of digitized data from mosaic-type "staring" or "step-staring" sensors as well as from scanning sensors. The intent of the Sensor Data Test Program is to provide a convenient and rapid method of accomplishing the following tasks: (1) evaluation of bulk filter, track collection filter, target classification and motion estimation algorithms with real data frames; (2) evaluation of these same algorithms with simulated data frames; (3) evaluation of the effect of sensor characteristics and pre-filter algorithms; and (4) operation of optimum algorithm sets with real data frames to obtain and classify targets and estimate target motion characteristics. The processor and some major operation tests are described in this paper and some conclusions are drawn from the test results. This is the first of several papers which will detail the Sensor Data Test Program, outline tests made with it, and describe significant conclusions drawn from the test results. In its final form, this program will be capable of iterative sensor data manipulation and program optimization as well as Monte Carlo type statistical sensor system evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1980
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0253, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VI, (17 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959498
Show Author Affiliations
L. H. Wald, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
F. M. Chou, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)
D. C. Hines, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0253:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VI
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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