Accession Number : ADD017293

Title :   Dual Waveband Signal Processing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Jun 92, patented 6 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pauli, Myron R ; Katz, Garry R ; Fraedrich, Douglas ; Inderhees, John ; Nordmeyer, Daniel

Report Date : 06 Dec 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A dual waveband signal processing system (DWSPS) is disclosed for differentiating between an primary target signal and background clutter to detect targets and objects with a particularly unique spectral characteristic. The DWSPS is responsive to a plurality of sensors operating on different wavelengths. The output wavebands of the sensors are filtered by either spatial or temporal high-pass filters, and is processed through a network comprising a series of multipliers, dividers comparators and subtractors to obtain the weighted correlation functions or 'alpha coefficient', which, when compared to the input wavebands, produces a filtered or processed output signal of the detected features.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *TARGET DETECTION, INPUT, OUTPUT, TARGET SIGNATURES, CLUTTER, WEIGHTING FUNCTIONS, CORRELATION, COEFFICIENTS, SIGNALS, BACKGROUND, BAND SPECTRA, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), PATENTS, COMPARATORS

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE