Clutter metrics for target detection systems

M. L. Kowalczyk, Stanley Rotman, G. Tidhar

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The problem of calculating an effective contrast for diffused targets in visual scenery is addressed. The effect of local variations of intensity in the vicinity of the target is modeled by considering the distribution of the intensity of the edges. The effect of global clutter is discussed from the vantage point of selecting the best model for background scenery. Generalized contrast measures are described and applied to real scenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-91
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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