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Automatic target detection in UAV imagery using image formation conditions
Author(s): Huibao Lin; Jennie Si; Glen P. Abousleman
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Paper Abstract

This paper is about automatic target detection (ATD) in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery. Extracting reliable features under all conditions from a 2D projection of a target in UAV imagery is a difficult problem. However, since the target size information is usually invariant to the image formation proces, we propose an algorithm for automatically estimating the size of a 3D target by using its 2D projection. The size information in turn becomes an important feature to be used in a knowledge-driven, multi-resolution-based algorithm for automatically detecting targets in UAV imagery. Experimental results show that our proposed ATD algorithm provides outstanding detection performance, while significantly reducing the false alarm rate and the computational complexity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5094, Automatic Target Recognition XIII, (16 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487578
Show Author Affiliations
Huibao Lin, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Jennie Si, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Glen P. Abousleman, General Dynamics Decision Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5094:
Automatic Target Recognition XIII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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