Accession Number : ADA315570

Title :   Design and Analysis of a Parallel, Real-Time, Automatic Target Recognition Algorithm.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 93-Mar 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : David, Philip ; Emmerman, Philip ; Ho, Sean

PDF Url : ADA315570

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Automatic target recognition (ATR) is made difficult by the variety of conditions under which an ATR system may be required to operate. Because the number of operations required to execute a particular ATR algorithm can vary greatly from one scenario to another, a fixed hardware and software architecture usually will not be able to execute a given ATR algorithm in all required scenarios within some given real-time constraints. A solution to this problem is to use a scalable architecture. The hardware and software of such an architecture can easily be scaled to meet the processing requirements of a particular scenario. This report describes a scalable architecture system that we developed that implements a real-time ATR algorithm.

Descriptors :   *REAL TIME, *TARGET RECOGNITION, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *AUTOMATIC, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ALGORITHMS, SCENARIOS, REQUIREMENTS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, SCALING FACTOR.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE