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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2000
  • pp: 199–211

Principle of pattern-signature synthesis and analysis based on double optical correlations

Jean-Louis de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye, Emmanuel Quémener, and Gilles Keryer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 199-211 (2000)

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Pattern-recognition problems for which patterns cannot be recognized directly but by their attitudes and/or behaviors is addressed. To analyze these attitudes, pattern signatures are generated from picture sequences. Two complementary signature synthesis algorithms are presented. The architecture is made up of two cascaded correlators. The first is used to create the signatures and the second to classify them. We focus our analysis on the case of optical implementations. Illustrations are given in the case of face recognition by attitudes (multisensor in the optronic imaging range) and moving-target recognition by behavior (in the radar imaging range).

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OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition

Original Manuscript: October 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 1999
Published: January 10, 2000

Jean-Louis de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye, Emmanuel Quémener, and Gilles Keryer, "Principle of pattern-signature synthesis and analysis based on double optical correlations," Appl. Opt. 39, 199-211 (2000)

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