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Use Of Knowledge In Electro-Optical Trackers
Author(s): James P. Morgenstern
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Paper Abstract

A real-time electro-optic tracker is described, which uses knowledge about scene processes to resolve tracking problems involving obscuration, partial obscuration, target-like clutter or other targets in the field of view that may cause the tracker to break track. The tracker incorporates a scene model which combines extracted information from the sensor imagery with prior knowledge of scene formation processes and a dynamic model of object movement. The tracker maintains a tracking window large enough to allow measurement of (clutter) objects near the target so that if the target does indeed occlude or becomes occluded by the object, the scene model has the capability to resolve the conflict and maintain track on the designated target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960743
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James P. Morgenstern, El-Op Electrooptics Industries (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1110:
Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking
August J. Huber; Milton J. Triplett; James R. Wolverton, Editor(s)

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