24 August 2006 Millimeter-wave video sequence denoising and enhancement in concealed weapons detection application
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In this paper, we present an adaptive algorithm to improve the quality of millimeter-wave video sequence by separating each video frame into foreground region and background region, and handle them differently. We separate the foreground from background area by using an adaptive Kalman filter. The background is then denoised by both spatial and temporal algorithms. The foreground is denoised by the block-based motion compensated averaging, and enhanced by wavelet-based multi-scale edge representation. Finally further adaptive contrast enhancement is applied to the reconstructed foreground. The experimental results show that our algorithm is able to produce a sequence with smoother background, more reduced noise, more enhanced foreground and higher contrast of the region of interest.
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Xiaohui Wei, Xiaohui Wei, Hua-Mei Chen, Hua-Mei Chen, Ishfaq Amad, Ishfaq Amad, } "Millimeter-wave video sequence denoising and enhancement in concealed weapons detection application", Proc. SPIE 6312, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIX, 631208 (24 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678616; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.678616


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