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Combining focused MACE filters for target detection
Author(s): Khaled A. Al-Ghoneim; Bhagavatula Vijaya Kumar
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we introduce the notion of a focused filter and discuss its application to the problem of target detection. A focused filter is a filter designed to give a maximum response to one pose of the target. This pose is called the focus of the filter. As the pose of the target deviates from the focus, the filter's responses should exhibit a graceful (and controlled) degradation. When presented with a test image, the responses of all focused filters are collected in a vector. This new vector will have a peak with the same shape as that used in designing one focused filter. Preliminary simulation experiments shows the robustness of this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3371, Automatic Target Recognition VIII, (18 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323844
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Khaled A. Al-Ghoneim, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
Bhagavatula Vijaya Kumar, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3371:
Automatic Target Recognition VIII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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