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Focal Plane Processing Techniques For Background Clutter Suppression And Target Detection
Author(s): T. F. Tao; D. Hilmers; B. Evenor; D. Bar Yehoshua
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Paper Abstract

Objectives of new infrared smart sensor systems-and their focal plane processing requirements for target detection are presented. Various image processing techniques for enhancement of target-to-noise ratio by performing background clutter suppression are surveyed, including a family of statistical target estimation techniques being developed at the Naval Postgraduate School. Highlights of their results in processing a set of multiple frame infrared test images are presented using statistical spatial filters for single frames of image and statistical temporal filters and combined statistical spatial/temporal filters for multiple frames of images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1979
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0178, Smart Sensors, (20 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957259
Show Author Affiliations
T. F. Tao, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
D. Hilmers, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
B. Evenor, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
D. Bar Yehoshua, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0178:
Smart Sensors
David F. Barbe, Editor(s)

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