ATR Algorithm Development Image Database

Updated: June 24, 2022

The ATR Database is a large collection of visible and MWIR imagery collected by the U.S. Army NVSED to support the ATR algorithm development community.

The ATR (Automated Target Recognition) Algorithm Development Image Database package contains a large collection of visible and MWIR (mid-wave infrared) imagery collected by the US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) intended to support the ATR algorithm development community. This database provides a broad set of infrared and visible imagery along with ground truth data for ATR algorithm development and training.

Included in the database: 207 GB of MWIR imagery, 106 GB of visible imagery, a seven-section user’s guide, an image viewer, ground truth data, meteorological data, photographs of targets, and other documentation to assist the user in correctly interpreting the imagery. Targets include people, foreign military vehicles, and civilian vehicles at a variety of ranges and aspect angles. All imagery was taken using commercial cameras operating in the MWIR and visible bands. Calculated target temperature differentials relative to the background are provided as well.

NOTE: The ATR Database is available for download to registered DSIAC members, unless they are residents of any embargoed countries listed here*. A link to access the download will be provided upon request. Before requesting, please consider the following:

  • The ATR Database is 192GB.  This will require sufficient hard drive space and bandwidth.
  • The estimated time it will take to download is approximately 6 hours with optimal bandwidth.  This can take significantly longer during regular business hours and/or high web traffic.
  • It is strongly recommended that this only be downloaded between 6:00pm and 7:00am EST M-F or anytime during weekend hours, as download speeds will be faster during this time.

Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release.*

*At this time, DSIAC is unable to distribute this database to requesters that reside in countries that are not members of NATO.


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