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Fusion of optical, infrared, and radar imagery for coastal surveillance
Author(s): Melanie Dutkiewicz; Michael Davenport; Maria T. Rey; James F. Boulter; Auguste Blanchard
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Paper Abstract

Imaging instruments such as optical, infrared and radar sensors can provide valuable input for monitoring coastal waters. We show how the data obtained from these three sensor types can be useful for coastal surveillance, in particular for ship detection and identification. The paper addresses various aspects of the data fusion process as applied to these sensors, including data alignment, target detection, and target feature (attribute) extraction for target identification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2744, Infrared Technology and Applications XXII, (27 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243461
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Melanie Dutkiewicz, MacDonald Dettwiler (Canada)
Michael Davenport, MacDonald Dettwiler (Canada)
Maria T. Rey, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa (Canada)
James F. Boulter, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Auguste Blanchard, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2744:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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