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An Efficient Target Extraction Technique For Laser Radar Imagery
Author(s): A. Omar Aboutalib; Thanh Luu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we investigated the extraction of ground targets from background and clutter using CO2 LASER RADAR (LADAR) imagery. Target extraction or segmentation is a critical step in the Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) process. In this paper, we investigated the utility of various types of heuristics such as the diversity in the expected reflectance, range variations and size between military targets and natural objects to effectively extract military targets. We devised a computational efficient recursive algorithm based upon state-space technique to extract target from background. The recursive nature of the algorithm and its parallel concurrent processing will allow for real-time implementation. Computer simulation results are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1096, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1989, (5 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960337
Show Author Affiliations
A. Omar Aboutalib, Northrop Corporation (United States)
Thanh Luu, Northrop Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1096:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1989
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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