Author(s): Alpana Bhagatji, Naveen K. Nishchal, Arun K. Gupta and B.P. Tyagi

Abstract:

“An extended fractional wavelet joint transform correlator is implemented for real-time target recognition applications. The real-time input scene captured using a charge-coupled device camera along with the reference image is fractional Fourier transformed. The obtained joint power spectrum is multiplied by an appropriately scaled wavelet filter and the resultant function is differentiated. The application of wavelet filter enhances the correlation outputs and differential processing of wavelet-filtered joint power spectrum improves the detection efficiency by reducing the zero-order spectra. Targets with Gaussian and speckle noise have also been used to check the correlation output. The performance metrics: correlation peak intensity, peak-to-correlation energy, peak-to-sidelobe ratio and signal to clutter ratio have been calculated. The experimental results are presented in support of the proposed idea.”

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Publication: Optics Communications – via ScienceDirect.com (subscription required)

Issue/Year/DOI: Optics Communications Volume 281, Issue 1, 1 January 2008, Pages 44-48
doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2007.09.005