3 September 1998 Deferred resolution approach to target track processing of midcourse space experiment infrared radiometer data
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This paper discusses tracking algorithm for post-mission processing of radiometer data from the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Spatial IR Imaging Telescope. In order to produce tracked target signatures form on-orbit MSX satellite data, track processing algorithms are implemented using a deferred resolution approach for measurement-to- track correlation. This method defers the final association of point source object sighting messages (OSMs) to established tracks until further information is received form subsequent sans. This is accomplished through the use of a track splitting algorithm to decrease the likelihood of miscorrelations at the expense, however, of more extensive logic and longer processing times. Performance is evaluated by comparing results to that of an immediate resolution algorithm using MSX on-orbit measured data as a test case. This effort is funded under the MSX Theater and Midcourse Cooperative Target Experiments task on the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Contract with the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
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Christopher R. Adams, Kevin H. Giles, James A. Diehl, William Tom Prestwood, Tom L. Keeney, "Deferred resolution approach to target track processing of midcourse space experiment infrared radiometer data", Proc. SPIE 3373, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1998, (3 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324655; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.324655
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Detection and tracking algorithms

Radiometry

Missiles

Defense and security

Space telescopes

Sensors

Infrared radiation

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