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Target detection in LADAR range images using shadow analysis
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a knowledge base driven technique is presented to detect targets based on the geometric properties of the "shadows" cast by the targets in laser radar (LADAR) range images. The geometric properties of the shadows are relatively easy to compute and are less susceptible to target obscuration. In this technique synthetic images of targets are utilized to populate the knowledge base. The validity of the approach is demonstrated by detecting an armed personnel carrier and a tank utilizing data from captive flight tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6214, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XI, 621405 (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663767
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Govindaraj Kuntimad, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (United States)
Walter Delashmit, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6214:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XI
Gary W. Kamerman; Monte D. Turner, Editor(s)

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