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Efficient RPG detection in noisy 3D image data
Author(s): Frank Pipitone
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Paper Abstract

We address the automatic detection of Ambush weapons such as rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) from range data which might be derived from multiple camera stereo with textured illumination or by other means. We describe our initial work in a new project involving the efficient acquisition of 3D scene data as well as discrete point invariant techniques to perform real time search for threats to a convoy. The shapes of the jump boundaries in the scene are exploited in this paper, rather than on-surface points, due to the large error typical of depth measurement at long range and the relatively high resolution obtainable in the transverse direction. We describe examples of the generation of a novel range-scaled chain code for detecting and matching jump boundaries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8040, Active and Passive Signatures II, 80400N (8 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889195
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Frank Pipitone, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8040:
Active and Passive Signatures II
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Chadwick Todd Hawley, Editor(s)

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