31 May 1996 Neural network point detection using a coning scan imager
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A very compact and inertially pointed imaging device can be constructed by combining the functions of a telescope and a gyroscope into a single assembly. However, the image resulting from this device is not easily processed owing to scan-induced geometric distortions. We have devised a method for adaptively processing the imager outputs to facilitate detection of bright points in a cluttered background. Pseudo-image neighborhoods are vectorized and have scan angle bits appended, allowing a neural net to learn the best matched filter for each scan configuration. We present the results of testing this filter using both synthetic and measured solar sea glint clutter.
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Emily D. Claussen, Emily D. Claussen, Kim T. Constantikes, Kim T. Constantikes, } "Neural network point detection using a coning scan imager", Proc. SPIE 2759, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1996, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241180; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241180
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