Accession Number:

ADA257517

Title:

Track-Before-Declare Methods in IR Image Sequences

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The development of low observable LO targets, such as cruise missiles and cruise-missile-carrying aircraft, can severely stress the detection and tracking capabilities of infrared IR surveillance systems. Long-range surveillance requires the detection and tracking of targets that are spatially unresolved and often maneuvering in a low signal-to-clutter ratio SCR environment. These characteristics make the LO target difficult to detect in single-frame processing techniques. However, by combining intensity information from each pixel over many frames of data it is possible to improve target detection capability. A class of long-term integration techniques for weak target detection, known as track-before-declare TBD, will be discussed in this paper. IR detection, Surveillance, Tracking.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE