Advanced scene matching concepts for application to autonomous terminal homing have been investigated as part of the Autonomous Terminal Homing Program. ATH program objectives are to develop a precision terminal guidance system for fixed targets capable of operating successfully during both day/night and adverse weather conditions using synthetically generated references. Scene matching issues and a conceptual framework to address these issues are presented. Functional comparisons between different processing components are summarized, and suggested approaches to the development of a robust scene matching processor are presented.
M. Svedlow, M. Svedlow,
"Evaluation Of Scene-Matching Concepts For Autonomous Acquisition Terminal Homing", Proc. SPIE 0238, Image Processing for Missile Guidance, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959148; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959148