Accession Number : ADA115480

Title :   Automatic Target Cueing in IR Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hamadani,Naser A

PDF Url : ADA115480

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This thesis presents an algorithm for detecting man-made objects embedded in low resolution imagery. A modified Kirsch edge operator is used for initial image enhancing. A normal Kirsch operator is then used for edge detection. A two-dimensional threshold for edges and the original intensity detects the pixels on the edges of the objects only. These pixels are then subjected to connectedness and size tests to detect the blobs which most probable represent man-made objects. The algorithm was tried on 325 pictures and a detection probability of 83.3% was achieved. False alarm probability was less than 10%. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Infrared images, *Target detection, *Image processing, *Algorithms, Infrared detection, Targets, Cueing, Pattern recognition, Theses

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE