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25 August 1992 Single-scan tracking using N infrared sensors
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The surveillance of very dim IR targets or `fast-burn' targets, or both, is usually assumed to require the use of either staring sensors or scanning sensors with relatively fast revisit rates. The thesis of this paper is that a greater multiplicity of scanning sensors with relatively slow revisit rates often can be used effectively to achieve the required surveillance results. In particular, we describe conditions under which a dim or fast-burn target can be detected and tracked, and accurate tactical parameters can be computed for the target, by using as few as one observation per sensor per target.
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Jack G. Rudd and Richard Marsh "Single-scan tracking using N infrared sensors", Proc. SPIE 1698, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992, (25 August 1992); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.139387
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