27 April 2009 Topological anomaly detection performance with multispectral polarimetric imagery
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Polarimetric imaging has demonstrated utility for increasing contrast of manmade targets above natural background clutter. Manual detection of manmade targets in multispectral polarimetric imagery can be challenging and a subjective process for large datasets. Analyst exploitation may be improved utilizing conventional anomaly detection algorithms such as RX. In this paper we examine the performance of a relatively new approach to anomaly detection, which leverages topology theory, applied to spectral polarimetric imagery. Detection results for manmade targets embedded in a complex natural background will be presented for both the RX and Topological Anomaly Detection (TAD) approaches. We will also present detailed results examining detection sensitivities relative to: (1) the number of spectral bands, (2) utilization of Stoke's images versus intensity images, and (3) airborne versus spaceborne measurements.
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M. G. Gartley, M. G. Gartley, W, Basener, W, Basener, } "Topological anomaly detection performance with multispectral polarimetric imagery", Proc. SPIE 7334, Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XV, 73341O (27 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817843; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.817843

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