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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16189–16195

Photon-counting passive 3D image sensing for reconstruction and recognition of partially occluded objects

Seokwon Yeom, Bahram Javidi, Chae-wook Lee, and Edward Watson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16189-16195 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.016189


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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the reconstruction and the recognition of partially occluded objects using photon counting integral imaging (II). Irradiance scenes are numerically reconstructed for the reference target in three-dimensional (3D) space. Photon counting scenes are estimated for unknown input objects using maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) of Poisson parameter. We propose nonlinear matched filtering in 3D space to recognize partially occluded targets. The recognition performance is substantially improved from the nonlinear matched filtering of elemental images without 3D reconstruction. The discrimination capability is analyzed in terms of Fisher ratio (FR) and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.3780) Detectors : Low light level
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(100.3008) Image processing : Image recognition, algorithms and filters
(100.4992) Image processing : Pattern, nonlinear correlators

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Citation
Seokwon Yeom, Bahram Javidi, Chae-wook Lee, and Edward Watson, "Photon-counting passive 3D image sensing for reconstruction and recognition of partially occluded objects," Opt. Express 15, 16189-16195 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-24-16189


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