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Detecting a small target in an IR image by eliminating blocks on ground using successive overrelaxation
Author(s): Ju Cao; Jinwen Tian; Wenbing Tao
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Paper Abstract

A method for automatic segmentation and detection of small target in the earth to sky background was presented in this paper. When small target in far distance some objects on ground came upon to the scene. This always resulted in false detection in automatic detecting systems if we segmented small object by only using its illumination. In order to remove the big block and disconnected part of a gradient image was made because the gradient scale of the small target and background objects may be comparatively similar. Then an adaptive threshold method was adopted by using the image means as a threshold for several times to segment objects in the gradient image. After that successive over-relaxation was used to incorporate the disperse regions and the nearby isolated points would connect to the big block. The lowest value of valley (nonzero value) was searched and this value was used as the threshold to make binary image. So the connected clutters could be removed only by counting the number of pixels in the connected regions. Eventually the pipeline target detection algorithm was used to process the sequential images to detect the real small target automatically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5286, Third International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, (25 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.538685
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Ju Cao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jinwen Tian, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wenbing Tao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5286:
Third International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Hanqing Lu; Tianxu Zhang, Editor(s)

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