Advanced Target Tracker Concepts
Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 28 Sep-28 Dec 79
HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN
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Conventional target tracking approaches rely on numerical correlation over successive frames on a window around the target. They are therefore sensitive to partial obscuration and changes in target and background appearances. Furthermore, multiple-target tracking requires replication of the hardware. The development of a multiple-target tracking approach based on a dynamic scene model is derived from the analysis of a time sequence of imagery. Simulation results demonstrate multiple-target tracking in cluttered backgrounds and in imagery from fast-moving platforms. The approach can be implemented as an integral part of the Honeywell target screener system. Tracking targets in video from TV and FLIR sensors is essential for fire control in weapon systems using electro-optical target acquisition. Typical Army applications are shown a remotely piloted vehicle RPV an advanced attack helicopter AAH and a combat vehicle CV. Target tracking in these applications yields the target position for accurate pointing of a laser designator for a smart munition, such as Hellfire and Copperhead, or for fire control of conventional weapons.
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems