10 May 2005 Target tracking, moving target detection, stabilisation and enhancement of airborne video
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The ability to automatically detect and track moving targets whilst stabilizing and enhancing the incoming video would be highly beneficial in a range of aerial reconnaissance scenarios. We have implemented a number of image-processing algorithms on our ADEPT hardware to perform these and other useful tasks in real-time. Much of this functionality is currently being migrated onto a smaller PC104 form-factor implementation that would be ideal for UAV applications. In this paper, we show results from both software and hardware implementations of our current suite of algorithms using synthetic and real airborne video. We then investigate an image processing architecture that integrates mosaic formation, stabilisation and enhancement functionality using micro-mosaics, an architecture which yields benefits for all the processes.
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J. Dale, J. Dale, D. Scott, D. Scott, D. Dwyer, D. Dwyer, J. Thornton, J. Thornton, } "Target tracking, moving target detection, stabilisation and enhancement of airborne video", Proc. SPIE 5787, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications II, (10 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603509; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.603509
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