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Fast Compressed Automatic Target Recognition for a Compressive Infrared Imager

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Date Issued:
2018
Abstract/Description:
Many military systems utilize infrared sensors which allow an operator to see targets at night. Several of these are either mid-wave or long-wave high resolution infrared sensors, which are expensive to manufacture. But compressive sensing, which has primarily been demonstrated in medical applications, can be used to minimize the number of measurements needed to represent a high-resolution image. Using these techniques, a relatively low cost mid-wave infrared sensor can be realized which has a high effective resolution. In traditional military infrared sensing applications, like targeting systems, automatic targeting recognition algorithms are employed to locate and identify targets of interest to reduce the burden on the operator. The resolution of the sensor can increase the accuracy and operational range of a targeting system. When using a compressive sensing infrared sensor, traditional decompression techniques can be applied to form a spatial-domain infrared image, but most are iterative and not ideal for real-time environments. A more efficient method is to adapt the target recognition algorithms to operate directly on the compressed samples. In this work, we will present a target recognition algorithm which utilizes a compressed target detection method to identify potential target areas and then a specialized target recognition technique that operates directly on the same compressed samples. We will demonstrate our method on the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate ATR Algorithm Development Image Database which has been made available by the Sensing Information Analysis Center.
Title: Fast Compressed Automatic Target Recognition for a Compressive Infrared Imager.
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Name(s): Millikan, Brian, Author
Foroosh, Hassan, Committee Chair
Rahnavard, Nazanin, Committee Member
Muise, Robert, Committee Member
Atia, George, Committee Member
Mahalanobis, Abhijit, Committee Member
Sun, Qiyu, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Many military systems utilize infrared sensors which allow an operator to see targets at night. Several of these are either mid-wave or long-wave high resolution infrared sensors, which are expensive to manufacture. But compressive sensing, which has primarily been demonstrated in medical applications, can be used to minimize the number of measurements needed to represent a high-resolution image. Using these techniques, a relatively low cost mid-wave infrared sensor can be realized which has a high effective resolution. In traditional military infrared sensing applications, like targeting systems, automatic targeting recognition algorithms are employed to locate and identify targets of interest to reduce the burden on the operator. The resolution of the sensor can increase the accuracy and operational range of a targeting system. When using a compressive sensing infrared sensor, traditional decompression techniques can be applied to form a spatial-domain infrared image, but most are iterative and not ideal for real-time environments. A more efficient method is to adapt the target recognition algorithms to operate directly on the compressed samples. In this work, we will present a target recognition algorithm which utilizes a compressed target detection method to identify potential target areas and then a specialized target recognition technique that operates directly on the same compressed samples. We will demonstrate our method on the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate ATR Algorithm Development Image Database which has been made available by the Sensing Information Analysis Center.
Identifier: CFE0007408 (IID), ucf:52739 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-05-01
Ph.D.
Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Doctoral
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Subject(s): target recognition -- compressed sensing -- deep learning -- target detection
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007408
Restrictions on Access: public 2018-11-15
Host Institution: UCF

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