25 May 2005 Contextual targeting
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This paper examines the benefits of using reconnaissance and targeting imagery in the delivery of air-to-ground guided munitions. In particular, the paper considers the use of third-party imagery to improve the accuracy of scene-matching object localisation algorithms and to improve the delivery accuracy of air-launched seeker-guided weapons. The analysis focuses on a simulated engagement, consisting of an infrared imager placed on an airborne reconnaissance platform, a fast-jet delivery aircraft equipped with a modern electro-optical targeting pod, a seeker-guided weapon model, and a ground target moving in a highly cluttered environment. The paper assesses different strategies for utilizing the target position data from the three imaging systems (reconnaissance, targeting pod and weapon seeker).
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Jason F. Ralph, Kenneth L. Edwards, and Scott W. Sims "Contextual targeting", Proc. SPIE 5809, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIV, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603309; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.603309

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