Cover: Remote Acquisition of Ground Targets Through Image Correlation (Map-Matching)

Remote Acquisition of Ground Targets Through Image Correlation (Map-Matching)

Published 1977

by H. H. Bailey

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A class of weapon guidance based on a technique known as map-matching or image correlation has potential importance in the near future for both strategic and tactical applications in which accurate weapon delivery from standoff is required. The paper presents a brief tutorial explanation of the nature of this guidance technique, discusses both its strengths and its weaknesses, and describes some current research on the acquisition phase (the avoidance of gross errors) in image correlation.

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