Accession Number : ADA188819

Title :   Evaluation and Enhancement of the AFIT Autonomous Face Recognition Machine.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lambert, Laurence C

PDF Url : ADA188819

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : This thesis evaluates and improves the Autonomous Face Recognition Machine (AFRM) created in 1985 at AFIT. This effort involved re-writing the AFRM code in the C programming Language and hosting it on a Mirco-VAX II. In addition, several new algorithms were added to the AFRM including: brightness normalization of input images, moving target detection, and a new face location algorithm. The results of this effort include: improved face location, higher recognition accuracy, and near real-time processing. This thesis includes a complete description of the AFRM and its development history. Keywords: Computers, Image processing, Artificial, Image segmentation.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, *FACE(ANATOMY), *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, ACCURACY, ALGORITHMS, BRIGHTNESS, COMPUTERS, HISTORY, IMAGES, INPUT, MOVING TARGETS, NORMALIZING(STATISTICS), PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, REAL TIME, RECOGNITION, SEGMENTED, TARGET DETECTION, THESES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
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