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Object recognition, identification and classification for intelligent surveillance and reconnaissance platforms
Author(s): Raymond Ptucha; Aneesh Bhat; Aravindh Kuppusamy; Sergey E. Lyshevski
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Paper Abstract

We research solutions to enable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance by means of near-real-time target recognition, identification and classification. The cloud services, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance are of importance for the C4+iSTAR systems. These platforms are expected to ensure high-level cognitive autonomy to accomplish complex missions and tasks in rapidly-changing adverse environments. We research and apply deep learning concepts and algorithms to enable high-confidence awareness and advance situational analysis. We examine engineering solutions for object identification and classification. Our findings ensure sufficient level of fidelity on the object recognition and classification likelihood with high identification probability, processing latency on low-power ARM CPUs, and, integration capabilities. Advanced concepts on moving target recognition and object classification using fly data are researched with low-fidelity experimental substantiations. We modify the YOLOv3 object detection method to detect bounding boxes for arbitrary orientation angle, angle of view and corner shapes which are of importance in aerial applications. Our results demonstrate adequate detection capability while maintaining fast computational performance of the original YOLOv3 architecture. The proposed algorithms and computing schemes are supported by codes in C++.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11018, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVIII, 110180M (7 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519300
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Raymond Ptucha, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Aneesh Bhat, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Aravindh Kuppusamy, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Sergey E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11018:
Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVIII
Ivan Kadar; Erik P. Blasch; Lynne L. Grewe, Editor(s)

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