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Augmented Vision Perception in Infrared

Algorithms and Applied Systems

  • Riad I. Hammoud

Part of the Advances in Pattern Recognition book series (ACVPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Infrared Signatures and Classification

    1. Nguyen Trung Thành, Dinh Nho Hào, Hichem Sahli
      Pages 3-36
  3. Thermal Imagery & Vital Sign Detection

    1. Sergey Y. Chekmenev, Aly A. Farag, William M. Miller, Edward A. Essock, Aruni Bhatnagar
      Pages 87-112
    2. Jonathan Dowdall, Ioannis Pavlidis, Panagiotis Tsiamyrtzis
      Pages 113-137
    3. Hairong Qi, Nicholas A. Diakides
      Pages 139-152
  4. Hyperspectral Imagery

  5. Hyperspectral Imagery

    1. Gustavo Olague, Riad Hammoud, Leonardo Trujillo, Benjamín Hernández, Eva Romero
      Pages 213-239
  6. Low-Resolution Object Detection in Airborne Infrared Videos

    1. Rida Hamza, M Ibrahim Mohamed, Dinesh Ramegowda, Venkatagiri Rao
      Pages 243-269
  7. Multimodal Imagery Fusion for Human Localization and Tracking

    1. Massimo Bertozzi, Alberto Broggi, Mirko Felisa, Stefano Ghidoni, Paolo Grisleri, Guido Vezzoni et al.
      Pages 371-401
  8. Real-Time Detection and Tracking of Multiple People in Laser Scan

    1. J. Cui, X. Song, H. Zhao, H. Zha, R. Shibasaki
      Pages 405-439
    2. Guoliang Fan, Vijay Venkataraman, Li Tang, Joseph P. Havlicek
      Pages 441-466
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 467-471

About this book


Spurred by security and safety challenges, research efforts in thermographic sensors have advanced greatly, resulting in better performance in remote surveillance, object recognition, guidance and so on.

This comprehensive survey provides a thorough account of the recent deployment of infrared sensors in modern applications of computer vision, as well as in-depth descriptions of the world’s best machine vision algorithms and intelligent analytics. The book will help readers understand the motivations, activities, trends and directions of researchers and engineers in the machine-perception field, and offers them a view of the future in this rapidly evolving area.


• Offers an up-to-date and in-depth coverage of theoretical and experimental work in sub-areas of machine perception in infrared, thermal, hyperspectral, intensified and laser imagery

• Highlights new trends and directions in the field of applied machine vision *beyond* the visible spectrum

• Covers applications including homeland security, public transportation, surveillance, medical and military

• Emphasizes the merging of machine perception applications and non-visual imaging in intensified, near infrared, thermal infrared, laser, polarimetric and hyperspectral bands

• Presents advanced techniques for identifying unique infrared signatures and classifying small-resolution objects above and under the soil

• Focuses on describing successful non-contact, thermal video analysis methodologies to compute vital-signs measurements on the human face, neck and breast

• Deals with automatic moving-object detection in airborne, low-resolution near-infrared and thermal videos

• Illustrates fusion and registration techniques of multiple disparate multi-channel visible and thermal sensors for accurate image segmentation

• Discusses multi-target tracking using laser and infrared sensors, as well as augmented human-computer interaction using infrared eye tracking.

• Provides a critical analysis of state-of-the-art techniques in the field of computer vision, including comparison of existing methods and benchmarking

This practical and broad-ranging text offers researchers, advanced students and software engineers alike a thorough understanding of the theory and experimental field-operational characteristics of key algorithmic building blocks of computer vision systems, using non-visual infrared imagery. It contains enough material for a two-semester upper-division or advanced graduate course on topics related to machine vision and its applications.

Dr Riad Ibrahim Hammoud is a Senior Research Scientist at Delphi Electronics & Safety and also the successful Springer author of the following books: Passive Eye Monitoring, Face Biometrics for Personal Identification, and Interactive Video.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Riad I. Hammoud
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  1. 1.Delphi Electronics & Safety KokomoIndianaUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"It is in this context that the current text--a collection of research papers on cutting-edge infrared technology applications and processing--is most welcome. … The book contains 18 chapters divided into seven parts. Impressively, a multitude of figures and pictures populate the entire text. These serve to make each chapter easier to comprehend. … These 18 chapters augment the research of visual perception in infrared imaging. They represent the serious research that is currently being conducted in this field." (Minette Carl, ACM Computing Reviews, July, 2009)

“‘A comprehensive review of recent deployment of infrared sensors in modern applications of computer vision, along with in-depth description of the world’s best machine vision algorithms and intelligent analytics’. … There are some very instructive chapters that could be taught in an advanced graduate course. … chapters are accessible to readers of all levels … and some proposals provide details of very specific as well as complex methodologies.” (Antonio Fernández Caballero, International Association for Pattern Recognition, Vol. 32 (3), July, 2010)