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Tracking Algorithms Using Log-Polar Mapped Image Coordinates
Author(s): Carl F. R. Weiman; Richard D. Juday
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Paper Abstract

The use of log-polar image sampling coordinates rather than conventional Cartesian coordinates offers a number of advantages for visual tracking and docking of space vehicles. Pixel count is reduced without decreasing the field of view, with commensurate reduction in peripheral resolution. Smaller memory requirements and reduced processing loads are the benefits in working environments where bulk and energy are at a premium. Rotational and zoom symmetries of log-polar coordinates accommodate range and orientation extremes without computational penalties. Separation of radial and rotational coordinates reduces the complexity of several target centering algorithms, described below.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1192, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969797
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Carl F. R. Weiman, Transitions Research Corporation (United States)
Richard D. Juday, NASA Johnson Space Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1192:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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