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White Sands Missile Range PC-based real-time video tracker
Author(s): Paul J. Treat
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Paper Abstract

White Sands Missile Range has developed a video tracker using a consumer grade personal computer and frame grabber. The video tracker receives NTSC video at a 60Hz field rate and delivers tracking data with a 32ms delay. Thirty video trackers have been fielded with great success tracking highly dynamic rockets and airplanes from launch with an azimuth slew rate of up to 60 degrees/second. Simple contrast tracking is employed for both initial launch and steady-state tracking. Smart region of interest determination is used to facilitate servo control issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5106, Optical Pattern Recognition XIV, (6 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501426
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Paul J. Treat, U.S. Dept. of Defense (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5106:
Optical Pattern Recognition XIV
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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