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Automatic vehicle detection in infrared imagery using a novel method for defining regions of interest, feature extraction, and a fuzzy logic classification system
Author(s): Bruce N. Nelson
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Paper Abstract

A method for the automatic detection of tanks and other vehicles in infrared imagery will be described. First regions of interest in the infrared imagery are identified using a novel method that combines histogram specification, applying a fixed grayscale threshold to the image, and performing image labeling on the thresholded image. Features are next extracted from identified regions of interest. The features are input to a fuzzy inference system. The output of the fuzzy inference system is a target confidence value that is used to classify targets at objects of interest or clutter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4050, Automatic Target Recognition X, (17 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395555
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Bruce N. Nelson, Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4050:
Automatic Target Recognition X
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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