8 September 1995 Electro-optic tracking R&D for defense surveillance
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Two aspects of work on automatic target detection and tracking for electro-optic (EO) surveillance are described. Firstly, a detection and tracking algorithm test-bed developed by DSTO and running on a PC under Windows NT is being used to assess candidate algorithms for unresolved and minimally resolved target detection. The structure of this test-bed is described and examples are given of its user interfaces and outputs. Secondly, a development by Australian industry under a Defence-funded contract, of a reconfigurable generic track processor (GTP) is outlined. The GTP will include reconfigurable image processing stages and target tracking algorithms. It will be used to demonstrate to the Australian Defence Force automatic detection and tracking capabilities, and to serve as a hardware base for real time algorithm refinement.
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Stuart Sutherland and Chris J. Woodruff "Electro-optic tracking R&D for defense surveillance", Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218219; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218219

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