Accession Number : ADA292722

Title :   A Study of Potential Uses for Walsh Transformed Images in Target Recognition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Jeffrey H.

PDF Url : ADA292722

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : We conducted an experiment to determine if the unprocessed output of a developmental sensor system could be used to identify military targets. We used a computer to manipulate images of tanks and helicopters to produce data files similar to the expected output of the developmental sensor system. Graphing the data files and comparing the graphs for similarities gave us the basis for judging that the output of the system could be used by an automatic pattern recognition device to correctly recognize military targets. This development could yield advances in automatic target recognition, target acquisition, and battle damage assessment.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, *PROTOTYPES, *INFRARED IMAGES, *AERIAL TARGETS, *SURFACE TARGETS, *WALSH TRANSFORMATION, DATA BASES, OUTPUT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, AUTOMATION, TARGET ACQUISITION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, GRAPHS, THESES, HELICOPTERS, INFRARED DETECTORS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, COMPUTER FILES, BATTLES, AUTOMATIC, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), MULTISPECTRAL.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Statistics and Probability
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE