Wide field-of-view target tracking sensor

Daqun Li, Jame J. Yang, Michael Renxun Wang

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Abstract

Surveillance and tracking of targets such as sensor fused warheads (SFWs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been a challenging task, especially in the presence of multiple targets moving at a relatively fast speed. Due to the insufficient wavelength resolution, conventional radar technology may fail to resolve closely located targets or lack spatial resolution for specific target identification. There is a need for the development of an innovative sensor that is able to recognize and track closely related targets. To address this need, we have developed a target sensor that combines vision and laser ranging technologies for the detection and tracking of multiple targets with wide viewing angle and high spatial resolution. Using this sensor, regions-of-interest (ROIs) in the global scene are first selected, and then each ROI is subsequently zoomed with vision technique to provide high spatial resolution for target recognition or identification. Moreover, vision technique provides the azimuth and el vation angles of targets to a laser range finder for target distance determination. As a result, continuous three-dimensional target tracking can be potentially achieved with the proposed sensor. The developed sensor can be suitable for a wide variety of military and defense related applications. The design and construction of a proof-of-concept target tracking sensor is described. Basic performance of the constructed target tracking sensor including field-of-view, resolution, and target distance are presented. The potential military and defense related applications of this technology are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7307
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2009
EventAirborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2009Apr 17 2009

Other

OtherAirborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/16/094/17/09

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Target Tracking
Wide-field
Target tracking
Field of View
field of view
Sensor
Target
sensors
Sensors
Spatial Resolution
Target Identification
Region of Interest
Military
spatial resolution
High Resolution
Laser Ranging
Laser Range Finder
Angle
Range finders
radar resolution

Keywords

  • Lidar
  • Resolution
  • Target acquisition
  • Target tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Li, D., Yang, J. J., & Wang, M. R. (2009). Wide field-of-view target tracking sensor. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7307). [73070F] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818792

Wide field-of-view target tracking sensor. / Li, Daqun; Yang, Jame J.; Wang, Michael Renxun.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7307 2009. 73070F.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Li, D, Yang, JJ & Wang, MR 2009, Wide field-of-view target tracking sensor. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7307, 73070F, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI, Orlando, FL, United States, 4/16/09. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818792
Li D, Yang JJ, Wang MR. Wide field-of-view target tracking sensor. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7307. 2009. 73070F https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818792
Li, Daqun ; Yang, Jame J. ; Wang, Michael Renxun. / Wide field-of-view target tracking sensor. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7307 2009.
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