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Optical Engineering

Real, imaginary, and clutter Gabor filter fusion for detection with reduced false alarms
Author(s): David P. Casasent; John Scott Smokelin
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Paper Abstract

We fuse the output from our real Gabor function macro detection filter with the outputs from a clutter Gabor filter and an imaginary Gabor filter. This fusion reduces false alarm clutter (PFA), while retaining high probability of detection (PD). Initial test results are given for a large set of 34 scenes with 189 targets in six different classes with full 360-deg distortions and contrast differences in the presence of clutter. We find PD = 97.9% and PFA = 0.038%. All three new Gabor transform outputs are achieved on a correlator with different filter functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(7) doi: 10.1117/12.172407
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
David P. Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
John Scott Smokelin, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


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