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Autonomous Real-Time Objects Tracking With An Adaptive Joint Transform Correlator
Author(s): Eddy C. Tam; Francis T.S. Yu; Don A. Gregory
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid optical/digital system for objects tracking in a sequence of images is described. The backbone of the system is a real-time optical joint transform correlator using a liquid crystal television. The massive parallelism, high processing speed and adaptive property of this optical system assure high correlation between objects in two sequential frames. The relative position of the object can then be determined based on the location of the correlation peak. System performance is evaluated and experimental demonstrations are presented. This system also has the potential to perform real-time multi-object tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1098, Aerospace Pattern Recognition, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960444
Show Author Affiliations
Eddy C. Tam, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
Francis T.S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
Don A. Gregory, U.S.Army Missile Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1098:
Aerospace Pattern Recognition
Marshall R. Weathersby, Editor(s)

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