1 May 2017 Automatic small target detection in synthetic infrared images
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Automatic detection of targets from far distances is a very challenging problem. Background clutter and small target size are the main difficulties which should be solved while reaching a high detection performance as well as a low computational load. The pre-processing, detection and post-processing approaches are very effective on the final results. In this study, first of all, various methods in the literature were evaluated separately for each of these stages using the simulated test scenarios. Then, a full system of detection was constructed among available solutions which resulted in the best performance in terms of detection. However, although a precision rate as 100% was reached, the recall values stayed low around 25-45%. Finally, a post-processing method was proposed which increased the recall value while keeping the precision at 100%. The proposed post-processing method, which is based on local operations, increased the recall value to 65-95% in all test scenarios.
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Ozan Yardımcı, Ozan Yardımcı, İlkay Ulusoy, İlkay Ulusoy, } "Automatic small target detection in synthetic infrared images", Proc. SPIE 10202, Automatic Target Recognition XXVII, 102020L (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263616; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263616
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