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Approach to target detection based on scale changing fractal signature
Author(s): Guoyou Wang; Jie Li; Fenghua Dong; Tianxu Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the covering-blanket method widely used to estimate fractal dimension is improved. The D-dimensional area K, which has never been detailed in previous references, is clarified and further extended to a fractal signature as a function of scale and space. After defining two discrepancy measurements of multiscale fractal signature, an algorithm of man-made target detection, which is based on fractal signature change, is presented and tested on looking-forward infrared images collected by long wave infrared camera on sea surfaces. The results of using the D-dimensional area are compared with those of using the fractal dimension, and suggest that the proposed method performs better in detecting ship targets embedded in natural scenes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276687
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Guoyou Wang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jie Li, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Fenghua Dong, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Tianxu Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3062:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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