Dr. Barniv is currently an Aerospace Engineer with the
Processing Research Branch, Flight Management & Human Factors
Division, NASA Ames Research Center.
Early in his career Dr. Barniv worked in maintenance and development
of airborne and ground radars, fire-control systems, and air-traffic
instrumentation. Later on, in the aircraft industry, he worked on
missile guidance design projects, and was responsible for system
implementation, integration, and field testing. During that period of
nine years he also did performance estimation, feasibility and
cost-effectiveness studies on a broad spectrum of projects in the
areas of Electro-acoustics, Electro-optics, Electronic Counter
Measures, Radar and Navigation.
Dr. Barniv earned his advanced degrees at Carnegie-Mellon University
in the area of digital/optical signal and image processing. He then
joined Systems Control Technology as a research engineer. During
this eight-year period he worked on Cruise-Missile path optimization,
closed-loop ECM, Synthetic Aperture Radar applications to missile terminal
homing, Ballistic Missiles interception, fleet anti-missile defense, and
others. His main contribution during that period was an innovative approach
to streak detection in IR imagery using dynamic programming.
Recently Dr. Barniv has developed new techniques in the areas of
Non-Acoustic ASW, Interferometric SAR, and Optical-Flow and stereo-based
passive ranging for
helicopter nap-of-the-earth obstacle avoidance.
(415) 604-5451, (415) 604-3323 (fax),
MS 262-2 NASA Ames Research Center,
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
- (HTML of Abstract) "Coherent Optical Processing for
Multisensor Image Processing", (D. Casasent and Y. Barniv),
SPIE, vol. 137, Airborne Reconnaissance III, Mar 1978.
- (HTML of Abstract) "Correlation of
Images with Random Contrast Reversals", (Y. Barniv,
H. Mostafavi, and David Casasent), SPIE, vol. 238, Image Processing
for Missile Guidance, p. 156, May 80.
- (HTML of Abstract) "Dynamic programming
solution for detecting dim moving targets", IEEE Trans. AES
(Aerospace and Electronic Systems), vol. 21, no. 3, Mar 85.
- (HTML of Abstract) "Dynamic Programming
Detecting Dim Moving Targets, PART II: Analysis", (Y. Barniv and
O. Kella), IEEE Trans.,Vol. AES-23, No. 6, Nov. 87, pp. 776-788.
- (HTML of Abstract) "Dynamic
Programming Algorithm for Detecting Dim
Moving Targets", Chapter 4 of book "Multitarget-Multisensor Tracking:
Advanced Applications", Edited by Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Artech House 90.
- (HTML of Abstract,
Intro.) "Application of Velocity
Filtering to Optical-Flow Passive
Ranging", IEEE, Vol. AES-28, No. 4, Oct. 92, pp. 957-970.
- (PDF file) "Error Analysis of Combined Optical-Flow
and Stereo Passive Ranging", IEEE Trans.,
Vol. AES-28, No. 4, Oct. 92, pp. 978-990.
- (HTML of Abstract) "Neural networks
application to divergence-based passive ranging",
NASA-TM-103981, Dec 01, 1992.
- (PDF file) "Passive Ranging Using Image
IEEE Trans, Vol. AES-31, No. 1, Jan. 95, pp. 358-375.
- (PDF file) "AMTI Radar for Airline
Operations", HSR Report #14-5, Jan 1996.
- (HTML of Abstract) "Obstacle
detection by recognizing binary expansion patterns", (Baram Y.
and Y. Barniv), IEEE Trans., AES vol. 32, no. 1, pp 191-198, Jan 1996.
- (PDF file)
"Using EMG to Predict Head Motion for Virtual Environment (VE) Applications",
(with Mario Aguilar and Aaron Garrett of MCIS Dept., Jacksonville State University. To be published.