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Intensity-based correlation for heterogeneous images scene matching
Author(s): Sheng Zhong; Huimin Cao; Tianxu Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Downward looking scene matching is an important technique of the aircraft automation guidance. To solve the heterogeneous images scene matching problem, we present two effective methods based on intensity-based correlation in this paper. One is to search the real match position based on the feature of the peak on the correlation surface. We propose a criterion to search the proper matching. The other is to use a non-linear filter to pre-process the images, which reduces the influence of ambient lighting while keeping the necessary image details since the contour of the scene is the stable and unchanged feature. Also, we use a Fourier analysis to explain the contribution of different frequency spectrum in the correlation. By using this frequency information, we propose a simpler kernel filter method based on pre-process, which has the similar performance with non-linear filter pre-process but has less computation complexity. This simple kernel is more suitable for the embedded DSP real-time application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6786, MIPPR 2007: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; and Multispectral Image Acquisition, 67863B (15 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.749959
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Sheng Zhong, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Huimin Cao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Tianxu Zhang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6786:
MIPPR 2007: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; and Multispectral Image Acquisition

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