New Target Detection and Tracking Procedure Using Spatially Extended Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (SENDSS)
Final rept. 1 Jun 2004-3 Mar 2006
EDINBURGH SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS (UNITED KINGDOM)
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This report results from a contract tasking Edinburgh Scientific Consultants as follows The Grantee will investigate the use of Spatially Extended Nonlinear Dynamical Systems SENDS for the development of a radically new target detection and tracking procedure. The research adopts a strategy of combining target tracking with detection and has the potential for real-time and high-resolution operation using optical systems. This strategy stems from the similarity between the partial differential equation PDEs currently used for image processing in computer vision and those in optics to describe dynamics and complexity of spatially extended nonlinear systems. Specifically. the Grantee will 1 investigate new PDE-based imaging algorithms that incorporate PDEs for image processing with those describing nonlinear spatiotemporal dynamics demonstrate and characterize these algorithm for enhanced spatiotemporal filtering. 2 analyze the dynamics of localized structure solutions of the SEND in the presence of image sequences develop and characterize a new target-tracking procedure by incorporating the localized structure into the above PDE-based imaging algorithm.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding