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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Innovative Feature Model Development in Conjunction with Target Tracking


Sensors Directorate, RY/Electromagnetics Technology Division

RO# Location
13.35.01.B7636 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


Name E-mail Phone
Vasquez, Juan Roberto 937.344.9629


AFRL requires innovative and effective feature model development techniques used in conjunction with tracking. How do we automatically build feature models, to include exploitable human signatures, without the use of extensive a priori libraries for targets of interest? Some a priori data can be used that apply to broad classes (e.g., target size), but the distinguishing target signatures must be accumulated over time and space from the sensor data being collected. This will require tightly coupled detection and tracking methods that can provide self-assessment of ambiguity in order to determine when correlation of detections is valid. We are particularly interested in the coupling of multiple hypotheses tracking with “on-the-fly” feature model development. Once detections are accurately correlated, feature models can be utilized for downstream processes (e.g., classification). Sensor data will include motion video collected from a standoff range (greater than one kilometer) in the following modes: color (VIS), infrared (IR), and Polarimetric IR. In addition to publications (both on ATRPedia and public sources), delivery of documented source code will be expected.


Feature modeling; Target tracking; Classification; ISR; Video; Feature aided tracking;


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Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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