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Maximum Likelihood Estimation Of Point Source Target Amplitude And Position In Mismatched Detector Environment
Author(s): L. R. Rochester
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the application of matched filter theory and maximum likelihood estimation to point source target position estimation in a scanning electro-optical system. The estimation is maximum likelihood at every pixel regardless of the noise and responsivity characteristics across the detector array. Algorithms are detailed and hardware is presented which is well matched to the implementation of the algorithms. Software issues are also described. The hardware is composed of a data flow processor and a general purpose signal processor, both manufactured by Signal Processing Systems, Inc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1986
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0685, Infrared Technology XII, (10 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936497
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L. R. Rochester, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0685:
Infrared Technology XII
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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