Flying target detection and recognition by feature fusion

Levente Kovács, Andrea Kovács, Ákos Utasi, Tamás Szirányi

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We present a near-real-time visual-processing approach for automatic airborne target detection and classification. Detection is based on fast and robust background modeling and shape extraction, while recognition of target classes is based on shape and texture-fused querying on a-priori built real datasets. The presented approach can be used in defense and surveillance scenarios where passive detection capabilities are preferred (or required) over a secured area or protected zone.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117002
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012


  • Classification
  • Object segmentation
  • Target detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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