Detecting Chemical and Biological Munitions Using Infrared Imaging Systems, Advanced Image Processing and Feature Extraction Methods, and Linguistic-Fuzzy Classifiers
Final rept. Aug 2001-Jul 2003
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This report is one in a series of reports describing the Disparate Sensor Integration DSI program. The purpose of the program is to determine if employment of CB weapons can be detected by existing non-CB sensors in a dual use mode. Specifically, this report describes how an existing Air Force IR imager can successfully discriminate between HE and CB artillery rounds during detonation. The report also describes how a newly developed data fusion technique, the Liguistic Fuzzy Logic, can be used to fuse together several discriminating features of the IR images to achieve this discrimination with a high degree of reliability. The reliability of the discrimination exceeds 90. In addition, we are able to determine if the CB round detonated in the air or upon ground impact. This information is important for estimating the footprint of the chemicalbiological plume.
- Defense Systems
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Ammunition and Explosives