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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 7 — Jul. 10, 2011
  • pp: 071001–071001

Fast hybrid fitting energy-based active contour model for target detection

Dengwei Wang, Tianxu Zhang, and Luxin Yan  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 7, pp. 071001-071001 (2011)

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A novel hybrid fitting energy-based active contour model in the level set framework is proposed. The method fuses the region and boundary information of the target to achieve accurate and robust detection performance. A special extra term that penalizes the deviation of the level set function from a signed distance function is also included in our method. This term allows the time-consuming redistancing operation to be removed completely. Moreover, a fast unconditionally stable numerical scheme is introduced to solve the problem. Experimental results on real infrared images show that our method can improve target detection performance efficiently in terms of the number of iterations and the wasted central processing unit (CPU) time.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(100.3008) Image processing : Image recognition, algorithms and filters

Dengwei Wang, Tianxu Zhang, and Luxin Yan, "Fast hybrid fitting energy-based active contour model for target detection," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 071001-071001 (2011)

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