Using Fourier/Mellin-based correlators and their fractional versions in navigational tasks

Didi Sazbon*, Zeev Zalevsky, Ehud Rivlin, David Mendlovic

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The navigational tasks of computing time to impact and controlling movements in specific range are addressed here. We show how time to impact can be obtained via the Mellin-based correlator, and we introduce the concept of fractional based correlators. The fractional Fourier/Mellin based correlators can be used in detecting or controlling specific range of movements. Also, both the conventional and the fractional-based correlators can be easily implemented optically in lenses, thus providing correlation images directly at image acquisition time. Lenses are considered cost-effective and therefore, the optical correlators are optimal in both senses, speed and cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2993-2999
Number of pages7
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2002


  • Correlators
  • Fourier transform
  • Fractional Mellin transform
  • Fractional fourier transform
  • Mellin transform
  • Range control
  • Time to impact


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