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30 August 1989 Autonomous Real-Time Objects Tracking With An Adaptive Joint Transform Correlator
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A hybrid optical/digital system for objects tracking in a sequence of images is described. The backbone of the system is a real-time optical joint transform correlator using a liquid crystal television. The massive parallelism, high processing speed and adaptive property of this optical system assure high correlation between objects in two sequential frames. The relative position of the object can then be determined based on the location of the correlation peak. System performance is evaluated and experimental demonstrations are presented. This system also has the potential to perform real-time multi-object tracking.
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Eddy C. Tam, Francis T.S. Yu, and Don A. Gregory "Autonomous Real-Time Objects Tracking With An Adaptive Joint Transform Correlator", Proc. SPIE 1098, Aerospace Pattern Recognition, (30 August 1989);

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