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Bionics Image Recognition System

Report Number: AFAL TR 66-85
Author(s): Polimerou, L. G.; Patterson, J. V.
Corporate Author: LTV Aerospace Corp Dallas Tx Ltv Astronautics Div
Laboratory: Air Force Avionics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-03
Pages: 92
Contract: AF 33(615)-2317
Project: None Given
AD Number: AD0481996

Abstract:
This is the final technical report for a Bionics Image Recognition System. This report provides a description of a learning device which can be used to seek and test for an optimum discrimination value between two planar geometric shapes placed on 35 mm slide transparencies. The slide image shape-information is transformed from a function of two independent variables into a function of a single independent variable. Specific values of the transformed image shape-information are used to determine the best value for discriminating between any two images. After this operation, the device is capable of classifying additional planar geometric shapes as being similar to one or neither of the original two shapes which were discriminated.

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