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Point target detection, location, and track initiation: initial optical lab results
Author(s): Neil H. Carender; David P. Casasent
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Paper Abstract

Point targets [with size equal to the point spread function (PSF) of the detector system] in star field, earth, and cloud backgrounds are considered. Topics covered include target detection from the background (using two frames of data and allowing the use of simpler sensor systems), target location estimates of the target's position to subpixel accuracy (allowing the use of fewer sensor elements with better sensitivity and cost), and track initiation (to confirm targets to be passed to a multi-target tracker). Real background sensor data and equivalently real targets are used and optical lab results are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1481, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45643
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Neil H. Carender, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
David P. Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1481:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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