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Center-surround filters for the detection of small targets in cluttered multispectral imagery: analysis of errors and filter performance
Author(s): Mark S. Schmalz; Gerhard X. Ritter; Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang; Wen-Chen Hu
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Paper Abstract

In Part I of this two-part series, we described the adaptive double-gated filter (DGF), a nonlinear CS detector that is sensitive to target shape and statistical properties. In particular, we derived the DGFs parameters from knowledge of target shape, size, and statistics, as well as background statistics. Several variants of the DGF were presented different for target recognition regimes (e.g., smooth targets against rough backgrounds, and vice versa). An additional variant of the DGF, known as the adaptive triple-gated-filter (TGF) was presented which aids in target registration. In this paper, we analyze the errors inherent in the DGF and TGF. Our analyses emphasize the performance of the DGF in limiting conditions, including high noise and poorly defined targets. Additionally, we discuss implementational optimization of the DGFs performance and time complexity. Examples of DGFs application to a database of field images presented, with discussion of results stated in terms of probability of hits and rate of false alarms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211372
Show Author Affiliations
Mark S. Schmalz, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Gerhard X. Ritter, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Chyuan-Huei Thomas Yang, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Wen-Chen Hu, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2496:
Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Ivan Cindrich; James M. Ralston; Kelly A. Rigano, Editor(s)

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