16 June 1995 Summary of the transfer of optical processing to systems: optical pattern recognition program
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Martin Marietta has successfully completed a TOPS optical pattern recognition program. The program culminated in August 1994 with an automatic target recognition flight demonstration inwhich an M60A2 tank was acquired, identified, and tracked with a visible seeker from a UH-1 helicopter flying a fiber optic guided missile (FOG-M) mission profile. The flight demonstration was conducted by the US Army Missile Command (MICOM) and supported by Martin Marietta. The pattern recognition system performance for acquiring and identifying the M60A2 tank, which was positioned among an array with five other vehicle types, was 90% probability of correct identification and a 4% false identification for over 40,000 frames of imagery processed. Imagery was processed at a 15 Hz input rate with a 1 ft3, 76 W, 4 GFLOP processor performing up to 800 correlations per second.
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Scott D. Lindell, "Summary of the transfer of optical processing to systems: optical pattern recognition program", Proc. SPIE 2489, Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1995, (16 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212041; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.212041
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