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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9310–9330

Photon counting passive 3D image sensing for automatic target recognition

Seokwon Yeom, Bahram Javidi, and Edward Watson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9310-9330 (2005)

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In this paper, we propose photon counting three-dimensional (3D) passive sensing and object recognition using integral imaging. The application of this approach to 3D automatic target recognition (ATR) is investigated using both linear and nonlinear matched filters. We find there is significant potential of the proposed system for 3D sensing and recognition with a low number of photons. The discrimination capability of the proposed system is quantified in terms of discrimination ratio, Fisher ratio, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on photon counting 3D passive sensing and ATR with integral imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Seokwon Yeom, Bahram Javidi, and Edward Watson, "Photon counting passive 3D image sensing for automatic target recognition," Opt. Express 13, 9310-9330 (2005)

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