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Terminal air-to-ground missile guidance by infrared seeker
Author(s): Stephane Christy; Bruno Mazar; Radu Horaud
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we describe a new method for terminal air-to- ground missile guidance based on IR seeker. The aim is to hit a building which has been previously selected in a 3D model of the scene. The proposed algorithm is divided in two steps: acquisition and tracking steps. Acquisition consists in estimating the location of the target in the first image and to reestimate the missile position. The second step is the tracking of the target along the sequence of images by predicting the target location in each image from the previous one. A supervisor module is in charge of verifying the correctness of the tracking, by doing some reacquisitions in background and ensure the coherence between reacquisitions in background and ensure the coherence between reacquisitions and tracking. All computations are real-time compatible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3086, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XI, (23 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277191
Show Author Affiliations
Stephane Christy, Aerospatiale Missiles (France) and Gravir-Imag & INRIA Rhone-Alpes (France)
Bruno Mazar, Aerospatiale Missiles (France)
Radu Horaud, Gravir-Imag & INRIA Rhone-Alpes (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3086:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XI
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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