8 October 2015 Infrared dim small target detection algorithm based on NSCT and SVD
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Proceedings Volume 9675, AOPC 2015: Image Processing and Analysis; 96752R (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202780
Event: Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC2015), 2015, Beijing, China
A novel dim small target detection algorithm based on the nonsubsampled contourlet transform (NSCT) and the singular value decomposition (SVD) is proposed in this paper, which is to improve the performance of the dim small target detection under the complex sky cloud background. Firstly, the original infrared image is decomposed with the SVD, and several different numbers of the singular value for reconstruction is chosen to analyze the application of the SVD to the image. The complex sky cloud background in the infrared target image is predicted by choosing a certain number of the singular value to reconstruct the image, and it is subtracted from the original image to suppress the background and enhance the target signal. Secondly, to use the scale and the direction information of the image, the residual image is decomposed by the NSCT into several high-pass directional subbands and a low-pass subband. Thirdly, the SVD filtering is utilized again to those directional subbands to eliminate the noise and the residual background. And the low-pass subband is modified by the local mean removal method. Finally, the refined subbands are reconstructed by the inverse NSCT to fulfill the dim small target detection. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm has better subjective vision and objective numerical indicators, and can acquire a better performance of the target detection.
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Ying Zhao, Ying Zhao, Gang Liu, Gang Liu, Huixin Zhou, Huixin Zhou, Hanlin Qin, Hanlin Qin, Xiao Li, Xiao Li, Zhigang Wen, Zhigang Wen, Man Ni, Man Ni, Bingjian Wang, Bingjian Wang, } "Infrared dim small target detection algorithm based on NSCT and SVD ", Proc. SPIE 9675, AOPC 2015: Image Processing and Analysis, 96752R (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2202780; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2202780


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