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Real-time video edge tracking algorithms
Author(s): Philip D. Hill; Thomas R. Walsh
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes tree real-time video edge tracking algorithms for use in tracking targets such as boosting-rockets and satellites. These algorithms are referred to as the Maximum intercept method. Single modified-Hough transform method, and the Double modified-Hough transform method. These algorithms assume knowledge of the angle associated with the edge that you wish to track. Two methods of obtaining the best edge angle from which to track are presented. These edge tracking algorithms and edge- angle determination methods evolved throughout the development of the Advanced Modular Tracker (AMT). The AMT is a real-time video tracker with sophisticated mode logic and is described in another paper. The AMT will be the primary tracker for the High Altitude Balloon Experiment (HABE) being performed by the USAF Phillips Laboratory for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1950, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VII, (1 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156599
Show Author Affiliations
Philip D. Hill, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Thomas R. Walsh, Applied Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1950:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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