6 August 2003 White Sands Missile Range PC-based real-time video tracker
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White Sands Missile Range has developed a video tracker using a consumer grade personal computer and frame grabber. The video tracker receives NTSC video at a 60Hz field rate and delivers tracking data with a 32ms delay. Thirty video trackers have been fielded with great success tracking highly dynamic rockets and airplanes from launch with an azimuth slew rate of up to 60 degrees/second. Simple contrast tracking is employed for both initial launch and steady-state tracking. Smart region of interest determination is used to facilitate servo control issues.
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Paul J. Treat, "White Sands Missile Range PC-based real-time video tracker", Proc. SPIE 5106, Optical Pattern Recognition XIV, (6 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501426; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501426

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