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Contextual targeting
Author(s): Jason F. Ralph; Kenneth L. Edwards; Scott W. Sims
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the benefits of using reconnaissance and targeting imagery in the delivery of air-to-ground guided munitions. In particular, the paper considers the use of third-party imagery to improve the accuracy of scene-matching object localisation algorithms and to improve the delivery accuracy of air-launched seeker-guided weapons. The analysis focuses on a simulated engagement, consisting of an infrared imager placed on an airborne reconnaissance platform, a fast-jet delivery aircraft equipped with a modern electro-optical targeting pod, a seeker-guided weapon model, and a ground target moving in a highly cluttered environment. The paper assesses different strategies for utilizing the target position data from the three imaging systems (reconnaissance, targeting pod and weapon seeker).

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5809, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIV, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603309
Show Author Affiliations
Jason F. Ralph, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Kenneth L. Edwards, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Scott W. Sims, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5809:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIV
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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