Accession Number:

ADA093483

Title:

Automatic Handoff of Multiple Targets.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 18 Dec 79-30 Sep 80 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author:

AUBURN UNIV ALA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

In order to fully utilize the potential of the fire and forget class of helicopter-borne missiles, it is necessary to solve the technical problems associated with acquiring and handing off multiple targets from a precision pointing and tracking system PTS to several missile seekers simultaneously or almost so in a short period of time. The multiple target problem is that of locating targets and missile seeker aim points within the PTS field of view, deciding which target is to be assigned to each missile, generating error signals to the torquers in order to slew the missile LOS such that its assigned target is in the center of its FOV, and initiating automatic seeker tracking. The task of locating a given smaller image within a larger image is known as image registration. A detailed comparison of the important multiple image registration methods based on the number of arithmetic operations for software implementation and the complexity of hardware for real time implementation is presented. New methods of accomplishing multiple image registration which are computationally more efficient than the most commonly used template matching techniques correlation and sequential similarity detection algorithm are described. Conclusions and recommendations are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE