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Fusion of Stokes vector imagery using simple logical operators: application to the problem of surface land mine detection
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Paper Abstract

Efficient surface and subsurface land mine detection is still one of the several important tasks in the civilian and military areas. Often information derived from multiple sensors are fused together to lead a net gain in probability of detection of these land mines. Some drawbacks of this approach are the different sensor output formats and the overall processing efficiency of the system. To overcome some of the aforementioned concerns we propose a simple and efficient image fusion using logical operators. The proposed technique uses logical operators to fuse multiple images derived from a single sensor. The logical fusion operation is applied to the output of the sensor to lead a logically fused image. This image serves as an input to the detection algorithm. The proposed technique is shown to improve the probability of detection of land mines. This improvement is shown using the ROC curve approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6972, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VIII, 69720Q (2 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.777972
Show Author Affiliations
Aed El-Saba, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)
Tadele Bezuayehu, Univ. of South Alabama (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6972:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VIII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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