Morphological Neural Networks of Background Clutter Adaptive Prediction for Detection of Small Targets in Image Data
An effective morphological neural network of background clutter prediction for detecting small targets in image data is proposed in this paper. The target of interest is assumed to have a very small spatial spread, and is obscured by heavy background clutter. The clutter is predicted exactly by morphological neural networks and subtracted from the input signal, leaving components of the target signal in the residual noise. Computer simulations of real infrared data show better performance compared with other traditional methods.
KeywordsSmall Target Background Clutter Residual Noise Morphological Filter Closing Operation
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