Accession Number : ADA095596


Title :   Prototype Automatic Target Screener.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 8, 1 Jul-31 Dec 79,


Corporate Author : HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN


Personal Author(s) : Fitch,R C ; Serreyn,D V ; Kopet,T G ; Reitan,R C ; Schroeder,M O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a095596.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 110


Abstract : This report covers hardware modifications we have made since the last report, the modification to include range target/clutter discrimination, and the general status of the PATS system. The program objective is to produce a design for an automatic target screener. The screener will reduce the task loading on the thermal imager operator by detecting and recognizing a limited set of high-priority targets at ranges comparable to or greater than those for an unassisted observer. A second objective is to provide enhancement of the video presentation to the operator. The image enhancement includes: (1) automatic gain/brightness control to relieve the operator of the necessity of continually adjusting the display gain and brightness controls and (2) DC restoration to eliminate artifacts resulting from AC coupling of the infrared (IR) detectors.


Descriptors :   *FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS , *TARGET RECOGNITION , *PATTERN RECOGNITION , *TARGET CLASSIFICATION , IMAGE PROCESSING , VALIDATION , REAL TIME , COMPUTERS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , PROTOTYPES , BRIGHTNESS , POWER SUPPLIES , MODULES(ELECTRONICS) , DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , BIAS , THERMAL TARGETS , AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL


Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE