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Application of passive imaging polarimetry in the discrimination and detection of different color targets of identical shapes using color-blind imaging sensors
Author(s): A. M. El-Saba; M. S. Alam; A. Surpanani
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Paper Abstract

Important aspects of automatic pattern recognition systems are their ability to efficiently discriminate and detect proper targets with low false alarms. In this paper we extend the applications of passive imaging polarimetry to effectively discriminate and detect different color targets of identical shapes using color-blind imaging sensor. For this case of study we demonstrate that traditional color-blind polarization-insensitive imaging sensors that rely only on the spatial distribution of targets suffer from high false detection rates, especially in scenarios where multiple identical shape targets are present. On the other hand we show that color-blind polarization-sensitive imaging sensors can successfully and efficiently discriminate and detect true targets based on their color only. We highlight the main advantages of using our proposed polarization-encoded imaging sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6240, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VII, 624003 (3 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665824
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A. M. El-Saba, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
M. S. Alam, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
A. Surpanani, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6240:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VII
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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