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8 September 1998 Model-based target recognition in ladar imagery
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A pulsed ladar based object recognition system will applications to automatic target recognition is reported. The approach used is to fit the sensed range images to the range templates extracted using laser physics based simulation of Computer Aided Design target models. A projection based pre-screener filters out more than 80 percent of candidate templates. An M of N pixel matching scheme for internal shape matching combined with a silhouette matching scheme is used for recognition. The system has been blind tested on a data set containing 276 real ladar images of military vehicles at various orientations. The system achieves above 90 percent accuracy in recognition.
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Qinfen Zheng and Sandor Z. Der "Model-based target recognition in ladar imagery", Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998);

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