Accession Number:

ADA101845

Title:

Advanced Target Tracker Concepts.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 1 Jul-1 Oct 80,

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

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. This report presents the results of the continuing development of a multiple-target tracking approach based on a dynamic scene model 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. Our approach to the problems of terminal homing and critical aimpoint selection is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE