Certificate of Registration Media number Эл #ФС77-53688 of 17 April 2013. ISSN 2308-6033. DOI 10.18698/2308-6033
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Study of characteristics of the algorithm for aerial target acquisition and tracking using video imaging

Published: 24.03.2023

Authors: Bobkov A.V., Belozerova E.D., Pistsov A.M.

Published in issue: #3(135)/2023

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2023-3-2261

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Aircraft Dynamics, Ballistics, Motion Control

The paper considers an algorithm for aerial targets acquisition and tracking using video imaging. This algorithm should be introduced in the radio acquisition and guidance aerial systems for long-range identification of the enemy objects, targeting weapons and interception thereof. Existing methods of tracking the objects by video imaging are presented. The most efficient tracking algorithm was determined, i. e. the MOSSE tracker, which is easy to implement, accurate and high-speed. Several aerial targets flight video sequences were found being different in various characteristics. The found video images were used to study characteristics of the aerial target tracking algorithm based on the MOSSE tracker. Study results are presented, and it is shown that the number of objects in the frame, poor lighting, object motion and rotation could interfere with tracking.

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