Accession Number : ADA117343

Title :   IR Algorithm Development for Fire and Forget Projectiles.

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s) : Marchese,Vincent P

PDF Url : ADA117343

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : ARRADCOM has under contract, on the Advanced Indirect Fire System (AIFS) Program, several contractors who are attempting to solve the problem of autonomous detection of military targets, primarily armored vehicles. The contractors are prepared to analyse data from the background as well as targets in their seeker's field of view to develop algorithms designed to distinguish the targets from the background. Several of the sensing approaches collect and analyse reflected MMW (Radar) energy, while several other approaches depend upon receiving the target's radiated and/or solar reflected infrared (IR) energy. This paper addresses algorithms currently being used to operate on this IR energy in the 3-5 microns and 8-12 microns passbands. It should be recognized that many of the IR detection algorithm techniques are also applicable to other forms of energy.

Descriptors :   *Target activated munitions, *Target detection, *Infrared homing, *Computer programming, *Algorithms, Target acquisition, Infrared images, Infrared signatures, Armored vehicles, Military forces(Foreign), Antitank ammunition, Guided projectiles, Computer program verification

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE