4 September 1979 Digital Analysis Of The Effects Of Terrain Clutter On The Performance Of Matched Filters For Target Identification And Location
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Proceedings Volume 0186, Digital Processing of Aerial Images; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957514
Event: 1979 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1979, Huntsville, United States
Abstract
A digital analysis of the effect of terrain-target interactions on the signal-to-clutter (S/C) ratio of the output of a matched filter is made. Three terrain types (wood-land, village, and roadside) were included in the investigation. A photographic image of an M-60 tank used as the target was digitized (512 x 512 pixels) and a matched filter constructed digitally, using a two-dimensional FFT algorithm. The matched filter was then used to obtain the correlation between the target and the various terrain types to obtain the signal-to-clutter ratio. Various high frequency versions of the matched filter were systematically investigated for possible optimization in the S/C ratio in an attempt to optimize the design which was eventually realized in analog optical form. The computational aspects of the problem, from the point of view of doing digital image analysis on a minicomputer with limited memory, is also discussed.
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J. Mendelsohn, M. Wohlers, K. Leib, "Digital Analysis Of The Effects Of Terrain Clutter On The Performance Of Matched Filters For Target Identification And Location", Proc. SPIE 0186, Digital Processing of Aerial Images, (4 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957514; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957514
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