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A novel multiple target tracking system for UAV platforms
Author(s): Steven Yi; Libin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we introduce Genex's innovative multiple target tracking system (i.e. SmartMTI algorithm and our miniature DSP/FPGA data processing hardware). SmartMTI is designed for intelligent surveillance on moving platforms such as UAVs (unmmaned Aerial Vehicle), UGV (unmanned ground vehicle), and manned moving platforms. It uses our state-machine MTI framework to seamlessly integrate our state-of-the-art motion detection and target tracking methods to create multiple target following and inter-object 'awareness', thus allowing the system to robustly handle difficult situations such as targets under merging, occlusion, and disappearing conditions. Preliminary tests show that, once implemented on our miniaturized DSP/FPGA hardware, our system can detect and track multiple targets in real time with extremely low miss-detection rate. The SmartMTI design effort leverages Genex's expertise and experience in real-time surveillance system design for the Army's AMCOM's SCORPION or "Glide Bomb" program, NUWC's CERBERUS program, BMDO's missile seeker program, Air Force's UAV auto-navigation and surveillance program, and DARPA's Future Combat System (FCS) program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6209, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications III, 620901 (5 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659601
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Yi, Genex Technologies (United States)
Libin Zhang, Genex Technologies (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6209:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications III
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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