Accession Number : ADA321135

Title :   Locating and Tracking Multiple Targets in High Resolution Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 26 May 93-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES

Personal Author(s) : Flachs, Gerald M. ; Jordan, Jay B. ; Bao, Zhonghao ; Hardin, Charles

PDF Url : ADA321135

Report Date : 15 NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Mathematical foundations are developed for robust multiple target tracking systems. A flying spot locator and a meaningful trajectory state machine are presented that utilizes visual and trajectory information to assist in locating, recognizing and tracking multiple targets in complex scenes. Three dimensional multiple target trajectories are established using multiple view sensors. The reliability and real time nature of the algorithms provide a sound basis to update and extend the performance of current real time video tracking systems to more complicated missions with multiple targets. Algorithms for extracting multiple 3D target trajectories from multiple view high resolution video cameras is of direct value to Army range instrumentation programs.

Descriptors :   *MULTIPLE TARGETS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *OPTICAL TRACKING, *MULTISENSORS, *MULTISPECTRAL, *SMART WEAPONS, ALGORITHMS, ARMY RESEARCH, OPTICAL DETECTION, REAL TIME, TRACKING, HIGH RESOLUTION, THREE DIMENSIONAL, RELIABILITY, IMAGES, INSTRUMENTATION, MATHEMATICS, TARGET DETECTION, TRAJECTORIES, TELEVISION CAMERAS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE