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Optical gray-scale morphology for target detection
Author(s): David P. Casasent; Roland H. Schaefer
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Paper Abstract

The use of the optical hit-or-miss (HOM) morphological operation for target detection in automatic target detection (ATR) imagery is considered. Formal gray-scale morphology can be implemented with a number of binary morphological operations. Each binary morphological operation can be implemented on a binary optical correlator at very high speeds with very large structuring elements (SEs). A modified HOM algorithm is advanced and demonstrated on ATR gray-scale imagery for target detection. The algorithm is very attractive for implementation on a binary optical correlator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1568, Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46126
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David P. Casasent, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Roland H. Schaefer, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1568:
Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing II
Paul D. Gader; Edward R. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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