Improving infrared vehicle detection with polarisation

Christopher Dickson, Andrew Michael Wallace, Matthew Kitchin, Barry Connor

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Vehicle detection in infrared imagery can be a difficult task due to the presence of clutter and weak target sig-natures. However, the infrared polarimetric signature of vehicles can be strong and distinctive. Descriptors based on infrared polarimetric imagery are shown to provide im-proved vehicle detection performance above those based on infrared intensity alone. A new polarimetric histogram descriptor, built from the degree and angle of polarisation of a vehicle, is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IET Intelligent Signal Processing Conference 2013
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
EventIET Intelligent Signal Processing Conference 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Dec 20133 Dec 2013


ConferenceIET Intelligent Signal Processing Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleISP 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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