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Confidence-driven infrared target detection
Zhiguo Zhang1; Liman Liu2,3; Wenbing Tao1; Yuanyan Tang4
Source PublicationInfrared Physics and Technology

The confidence of target detection can be used to evaluate the reliability and risk level of the detected targets and can effective help to exclude the false alarms, but very little investigation was involved in the past. In this letter, a confidence-driven infrared target detection method is proposed. We develop three confidence evaluating methods: (1) the median classification confidence of the cascade classifier; (2) the context confidence based on the number and the confidence of the merged detection rectangles around the detected target; and (3) the contrast confidence based on the difference between the detected target distribution and the around background distribution. The three confidences are combined to form the final confidence of the detected targets. We then use the confidence to refine the localization of the targets. The evaluation using real infrared images demonstrates the good performance of the proposed confidence-driven infrared detection algorithm on both undetected error and false alarm. 

KeywordConfidence Evaluation False Alarm Infrared Localization Target Detection
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Indexed BySCIE
WOS Research AreaInstruments & Instrumentation ; Optics ; Physics
WOS SubjectInstruments & Instrumentation ; Optics ; Physics, Applied
WOS IDWOS:000340334600012
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorWenbing Tao
Affiliation1.School of Automation and National Key Laboratory of Science & Technology on Multi-spectral Information Processing, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
2.School of Biomedical Engineering, South-Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan 430074, China
3.The College of Physical Science and Technology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430073, China
4.Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Macau, Macau, China
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Zhiguo Zhang,Liman Liu,Wenbing Tao,et al. Confidence-driven infrared target detection[J]. Infrared Physics and Technology,2014,66:78-83.
APA Zhiguo Zhang,Liman Liu,Wenbing Tao,&Yuanyan Tang.(2014).Confidence-driven infrared target detection.Infrared Physics and Technology,66,78-83.
MLA Zhiguo Zhang,et al."Confidence-driven infrared target detection".Infrared Physics and Technology 66(2014):78-83.
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