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Three plot correlation-based small infrared target detection in dense sun-glint environment for infrared search and track
Author(s): Sungho Kim; Byungin Choi; Jieun Kim; Soon Kwon; Kyung-Tae Kim
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a separate spatio-temporal filter based small infrared target detection method to address the sea-based infrared search and track (IRST) problem in dense sun-glint environment. It is critical to detect small infrared targets such as sea-skimming missiles or asymmetric small ships for national defense. On the sea surface, sun-glint clutters degrade the detection performance. Furthermore, if we have to detect true targets using only three images with a low frame rate camera, then the problem is more difficult. We propose a novel three plot correlation filter and statistics based clutter reduction method to achieve robust small target detection rate in dense sun-glint environment. We validate the robust detection performance of the proposed method via real infrared test sequences including synthetic targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8393, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2012, 83930T (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916675
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Sungho Kim, Yeungnam Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Byungin Choi, Samsung Thales Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)
Jieun Kim, Agency for Defense Development (Korea, Republic of)
Soon Kwon, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technolog (Korea, Republic of)
Kyung-Tae Kim, POSTECH (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8393:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2012
Oliver E. Drummond; Richard D. Teichgraeber, Editor(s)

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