12 May 2010 Implementation of the Maximum Average Correlation Height (MACH) filter in the spatial domain for object recognition from clutter backgrounds
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A moving space domain window is used to implement a Maximum Average Correlation Height (MACH) filter which can be locally modified depending upon its position in the input frame. This enables adaptation of the filter dependant on locally variant background clutter conditions and also enables the normalization of the filter energy levels at each step. Thus the spatial domain implementation of the MACH filter offers an advantage over its frequency domain implementation as shift invariance is not imposed upon it. The only drawback of the spatial domain implementation of the MACH filter is the amount of computational resource required for a fast implementation. Recently an optical correlator using a scanning holographic memory has been proposed by Birch et al [1] for the real-time implementation of space variant filters of this type. In this paper we describe the discrimination abilities against background clutter and tolerance to in-plane rotation, out of plane rotation and changes in scale of a MACH correlation filter implemented in the spatial domain.
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Akber Gardezi, Akber Gardezi, Philip Birch, Philip Birch, Ioannis Kypraios, Ioannis Kypraios, Rupert Young, Rupert Young, Christopher Chatwin, Christopher Chatwin, } "Implementation of the Maximum Average Correlation Height (MACH) filter in the spatial domain for object recognition from clutter backgrounds", Proc. SPIE 7696, Automatic Target Recognition XX; Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXIV; and Optical Pattern Recognition XXI, 76961S (12 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850216; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.850216
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