Accession Number : ADA324902

Title :   Multiresolution Processing and Image Understanding for Automatic Target Detection/Recognition/Identification.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AEROSPACE ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Meany, James ; Peer, Rich

PDF Url : ADA324902

Report Date : 31 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This report summarizes activities on an ARPA University-Industry ATR Initiative contract to McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA), with subcontracts to the University of Maryland and Summus Ltd. The principal program objectives of this effort were: (1) Improved detection/recognition/identification of targets in clutter, (2) Increased probability of acquisition and reduced circular error probability (CEP) for autonomous weapons, and (3) Fast automated reference preparation from reconnaissance imagery, made possible by 3-D site estimation from the imagery, and matching of reference information and sensed image data across spectrums. Reference imagery is not traditionally used for prosecution of time critical mobile targets because references cannot be extracted within target time cycles.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *TARGET RECOGNITION, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, PATTERN RECOGNITION, AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, TARGET DETECTION, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, WAVELET TRANSFORMS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE