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19 November 2012 People detection using fused hyperspectral and thermal imagery
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Hyperspectral imaging is used in various applications to identify and classify the materials present in a scene. Often the requirement is to detect a specific target material, a single style of red shirt for example, and spectral processing selects only that singular object. This paper explains a novel new approach to identifying much larger and more spectrally varied classes of objects, using the specific example of ‘people’, based on a series of spectral matched filter style algorithms. This new approach has successfully been demonstrated against a range of targets in various scenarios alongside current thermal imaging techniques for person identification.
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A. Blagg "People detection using fused hyperspectral and thermal imagery", Proc. SPIE 8542, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI, 854221 (19 November 2012);

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