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Signal-to-noise behavior for matches to gradient direction models of corners in images
Author(s): David W. Paglieroni; Siddharth Manay
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Paper Abstract

Gradient direction models for corners of prescribed acuteness, leg length, and leg thickness are constructed by generating fields of unit vectors emanating from leg pixels that point normal to the edges. A novel FFT-based algorithm that quickly matches models of corners at all possible positions and orientations in the image to fields of gradient directions for image pixels is described. The signal strength of a corner is discussed in terms of the number of pixels along the edges of a corner in an image, while noise is characterized by the coherence of gradient directions along those edges. The detection-false alarm rate behavior of our corner detector is evaluated empirically by manually constructing maps of corner locations in typical overhead images, and then generating different ROC curves for matches to models of corners with different leg lengths and thicknesses. We then demonstrate how corners found with our detector can be used to quickly and automatically find families of polygons of arbitrary position, size and orientation in overhead images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6566, Automatic Target Recognition XVII, 65660Q (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717869
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David W. Paglieroni, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Siddharth Manay, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6566:
Automatic Target Recognition XVII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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