25 October 1993 Application of normalized gray-scale correlation
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Real-time gray-scale correlation in the spatial domain has been demonstrated previously using an acousto-optical (AO) correlator. This work demonstrates normalized gray-scale correlation as implemented on an AO correlator system capable of operating at real-time video rates. Motivation for using normalized gray-scale correlation is presented. The normalized correlation algorithm as implemented on the AO correlator is detailed. The entire real-time AO correlator system is described, including the electronic support hardware and the user interface. Since normalization requires a division operation, system numerical precision issues are addressed. Test results obtained in non-real time experiments are presented.
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Mark L. Yee, Mark L. Yee, Brian A. Kast, Brian A. Kast, Fred M. Dickey, Fred M. Dickey, K. Terry Stalker, K. Terry Stalker, "Application of normalized gray-scale correlation", Proc. SPIE 1959, Optical Pattern Recognition IV, (25 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160328; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.160328
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