Accession Number : ADA329061

Title :   Vigilante: Ultrafast Smart Sensor for Target Recognition and Precision Tracking in a Simulated CMD Scenario,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Uldomkesmalee, Suraphol ; Suddarth, Steven C.

PDF Url : ADA329061

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : VIGILANTE is an ultrafast smart sensor testbed for generic Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) applications with a series of capability demonstration focussed on cruise missile defense (CMD). VIGILANTE's sensor/processor architecture is based on next-generation UV/visible/IR sensors and a tera-operations per second sugar-cube processor, as well as supporting airborne vehicle. Excellent results of efficient ATR methodologies that use an eigenvectors/neural network combination and feature-based precision tracking have been demonstrated in the laboratory environment.

Descriptors :   *NEURAL NETS, *TARGET RECOGNITION, *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, REAL TIME, EIGENVECTORS, INFRARED IMAGES, CRUISE MISSILES, INFRARED DETECTORS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, COMPUTER VISION, TARGET CLASSIFICATION, TELESCOPES, FEATURE EXTRACTION.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE