Local feature based automatic target recognition for future 3D active homing seeker missiles

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dc.contributor.author Kechagias-Stamatis, Odysseas
dc.contributor.author Aouf, Nabil
dc.contributor.author Gray, Greer Jillian
dc.contributor.author Chermak, Lounis
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Mark
dc.contributor.author Oudyi, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-26T18:15:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-26T18:15:34Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-13
dc.identifier.citation Kechagias-Stamatis O, Aouf N, Gray G, et al., Local feature based automatic target recognition for future 3D active homing seeker missiles. Aerospace Science and Technology, Volume 73, February 2018, pp. 309-317 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1270-9638
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ast.2017.12.011
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/14566
dc.description.abstract We propose an architecture appropriate for future Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) active homing seeker missiles with Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) capabilities. Our proposal enhances military targeting performance by extending ATR into the 3rd dimension. From a military and aerospace industry point of view, this is appealing as weapon effectiveness against camouflage, concealment and deception techniques can be substantially improved. Specifically, we present a missile seeker 3D ATR architecture that relies on the 3D local feature based SHOT descriptor and a dual-role pipeline with a number of pre and post-processing operations. We evaluate our architecture on a number of missile engagement scenarios in various environmental setups with the missile being under various altitudes, obliquities, distances to the target and scene resolutions. Under these demanding conditions, the recognition performance gained is highly promising. Even in the extreme case of reducing the database entries to a single template per target, our interchangeable ATR architecture still provides a highly acceptable performance. Although we focus on future intelligent missile systems, our approach can be implemented to a great range of time-critical complex systems for space, air and ground environments for military, law-enforcement, commercial and research purposes. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject 3D automatic target recognition en_UK
dc.subject LIDAR en_UK
dc.subject Missile seeker architecture en_UK
dc.title Local feature based automatic target recognition for future 3D active homing seeker missiles en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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