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TOPS visible/IR training video data collection
Author(s): William A. Friday
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Paper Abstract

The Army MICOM Weapons Sciences Directorate, with assistance from Martin Marietta Corp, has provided support to the ARPA TOPS Program by generating training video imagery to be used by the TOPS contractors and any other agencies which have need for the data. The data include 1448 tank, APC, and M60-A2 tank recorded using four TV FOV's. Targets were mounted on a turntable below a 300 ft tower, and viewed through all azimuth/elevations behind sun screen and in direct sun. Additional video recorded target drive—around past trees and shadows. Helicopter captive carry TV data, using a gimballed seeker flying a simulated FOG-M flight path, were collected of an M60-A2 tank surrounded by four false targets. Mid and far IR FLIR data include tower/turntable and drive-around, with targets with various thermal states. Video tapes have annotations of turntable az—el positions and sun angle relative to the target. Captive carry includes range data. Representative TV and FLIR video, documentary coverage, and some typical optical correlator results using these data are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1958, Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1993, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157118
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William A. Friday, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1958:
Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1993
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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