Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) detection and assessment via temporal intensity aliasing

Patent Number: 10,977,772
Issued: 4/13/2021
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Abstract: A method and system for temporal frequency analysis for identification of unmanned aircraft systems. The method includes obtaining a sequence of video image frames and providing a pixel from an output frame of the video; generating a fluctuating pixel value vector; examining the fluctuating pixel value vector over a period of time; obtaining the frequency information present in the pixel fluctuations; summing the frequency coefficients for the vectorized pixel values from the fluctuating pixel value vector; obtaining an image representing a two dimensional space based on the summed center frequency coefficients; generating a series of still frames equal to a summation of the center frequency coefficients for pixel variations; and combining the temporal information into spatial locations in a matrix to provide a single image containing the spatial and temporal information present in the sequence of video image frame.
Filed: 9/25/2018
Application Number: 16/141,385
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.