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Infrared small target detection based on visual attention
Author(s): Hao Chen; Hong Zhang; Feiyang Cheng; Ding Yuan; Mingui Sun
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Paper Abstract

Detecting dim and small target in infrared images and videos is one of the most important techniques in many computer vision applications, such as video surveillance and infrared imaging precise guidance. In this paper, we proposed a real-time target detection approach in infrared imagery. This method combined saliency detection technology and local average filtering. First, we compute the log amplitude spectrum of infrared image. Second, we find the spikes of the amplitude spectrum using cubic facet model and suppress the sharp spikes using local average filtering. At last, the detection result in spatial domain is obtained by reconstructing the 2D signal using the original phase and the filtered amplitude spectrum. Experimental results of infrared images with different types of backgrounds demonstrate the high efficiency and accuracy of the proposed method to detect the dim and small targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9443, Sixth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2014), 94430L (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179865
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Hao Chen, Beihang Univ. (China)
Hong Zhang, Beihang Univ. (China)
Feiyang Cheng, Beihang Univ. (China)
Ding Yuan, Beihang Univ. (China)
Mingui Sun, Univ. of Pittsburgh (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9443:
Sixth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2014)
Yulin Wang; Xudong Jiang; David Zhang, Editor(s)

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