Accession Number:

ADA390346

Title:

A Real-Time Multistage IR Image-Based Tracker

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP ORLANDO FL ELECTRONICS AND MISSILES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

In this paper we describe a real time algorithm for a missile-based IR tracking system. A correlation-based tracker is considered to be the primary tracker, while a feature-based tracker is chosen to provide support on a secondary level. A prescreener runs concurrently with the trackers to provide a list of probable target centroids. This information is used to provide a level of confidence to the tracker. The tracker subfunctions are implemented in both programmable logic hardware and software operating on digital signal processors.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE