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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2016 Vol.17 No.11 P.1176-1185


Detecting slowly moving infrared targets using temporal filtering and association strategy

Author(s):  Jing-li Gao, Cheng-lin Wen, Zhe-jing Bao, Mei-qin Liu

Affiliation(s):  College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   gjl991@163.com, wencl@hdu.edu.cn, zjbao@zju.edu.cn, liumeiqin@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Temporal target detection, Slowly moving targets, Graph matching, Target association

Jing-li Gao, Cheng-lin Wen, Zhe-jing Bao, Mei-qin Liu. Detecting slowly moving infrared targets using temporal filtering and association strategy[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2016, 17(11): 1176-1185.

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The special characteristics of slowly moving infrared targets, such as containing only a few pixels, shapeless edge, low signal-to-clutter ratio, and low speed, make their detection rather difficult, especially when immersed in complex backgrounds. To cope with this problem, we propose an effective infrared target detection algorithm based on temporal target detection and association strategy. First, a temporal target detection model is developed to segment the interested targets. This model contains mainly three stages, i.e., temporal filtering, temporal target fusion, and cross-product filtering. Then a graph matching model is presented to associate the targets obtained at different times. The association relies on the motion characteristics and appearance of targets, and the association operation is performed many times to form continuous trajectories which can be used to help disambiguate targets from false alarms caused by random noise or clutter. Experimental results show that the proposed method can detect slowly moving infrared targets in complex backgrounds accurately and robustly, and has superior detection performance in comparison with several recent methods.




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