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Optical Engineering

Comparison Of Three Motion Detection Techniques
Author(s): Andrew P. Bernat; Stephen Riter; Joseph Nelan
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy of motion detection in an image by three proposed techniques is explored using synthetic images with varying contrasts and noise levels. The maximum likelihood test consistently results in a higher probability of detection of true motion than either mean or median tests. However, the maximum likelihood test also consistently has a higher probability of false alarms, that is, the detection of stationary objects as moving objects, than either mean or median tests. For applications in which execution efficiency is at least as important as a high probability of detection, the mean or median tests may be used to advantage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(7) doi: 10.1117/12.7976717
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew P. Bernat, The University of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Stephen Riter, The University of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Joseph Nelan, The University of Texas at El Paso (United States)


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