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System for target identification in infrared images by means of discrete contour transform and neural networks
Author(s): Torgny V. Carlsson
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Paper Abstract

A system for identification of aircraft is described. This system is intended to extend the use of a thermal imager. The system uses a hot spot detector for locating possible targets in the image and then performs the identification process within a small window centered around these detections. The identification system uses look-up tables for coordinate rotations and then applies a special transform, the Discrete Contour Transform, to make position- independent feature sets. These sets are then each fed to neural network classifiers. If the target is recognized by one of the neural networks a report is made, which includes the identification and its hit probability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138958
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Torgny V. Carlsson, Ericsson Radar Electronics AB (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1762:
Infrared Technology XVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Freeman D. Shepherd, Editor(s)

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