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A new method for detecting variable-size infrared targets
Author(s): Parviz Khaledian; Saed Moradi; Ehdieh Khaledian
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a new method to detect small targets in infrared images is presented. The proposed method is based on the optical responses of infrared photodetectors, mainly point spread function (PSF). The effects of PSF on gray level and shape of the targets is used to distinguish the targets from background clutter. Also, a novel operator called Lapalacian of Point Spread Function (LoPSF) is proposed to identify location and size of the infrared targets. Since detecting the variable-size targets in infrared search and track systems (IRST) is of critical importance, unlike previous methods of target detection, the proposed method can robustly detect variable-size targets. The proposed algorithm is applied on a set of real infrared images which are captured under different conditions such as target size, target distance, background clutter etc.. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness and validity of the proposed method in comparison with the other conventional methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9159, Sixth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2014), 91591J (16 April 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064410
Show Author Affiliations
Parviz Khaledian, Univ. of Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Saed Moradi, Univ. of Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Ehdieh Khaledian, Univ. of Isfahan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9159:
Sixth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2014)
Charles M. Falco; Chin-Chen Chang; Xudong Jiang, Editor(s)

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