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Advanced Image Processing for Defense and Security Applications

  1. Review Article

    High-Resolution Sonars: What Resolution Do We Need for Target Recognition?

    Target recognition in sonar imagery has long been an active research area in the maritime domain, especially in the mine-counter measure context. Recently it has received even more attention as new sensors wit...

    Yan Pailhas, Yvan Petillot and Chris Capus

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:205095

    Published on: 9 December 2010

  2. Research Article

    A New Robust Watermarking Scheme to Increase Image Security

    In digital image watermarking, an image is embedded into a picture for a variety of purposes such as captioning and copyright protection. In this paper, a robust private watermarking scheme for embedding a gra...

    Hossein Rahmani, Reza Mortezaei and Mohsen Ebrahimi Moghaddam

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:428183

    Published on: 20 October 2010

  3. Review Article

    Background Subtraction for Automated Multisensor Surveillance: A Comprehensive Review

    Background subtraction is a widely used operation in the video surveillance, aimed at separating the expected scene (the background) from the unexpected entities (the foreground). There are several problems re...

    Marco Cristani, Michela Farenzena, Domenico Bloisi and Vittorio Murino

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:343057

    Published on: 18 August 2010

  4. Research Article

    Full Waveform Analysis for Long-Range 3D Imaging Laser Radar

    The new generation of 3D imaging systems based on laser radar (ladar) offers significant advantages in defense and security applications. In particular, it is possible to retrieve 3D shape information directly...

    Andrew M. Wallace EURASIP Member, Jing Ye EURASIP Member, Nils J. Krichel, Aongus McCarthy, Robert J. Collins and Gerald S. Buller

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:896708

    Published on: 18 August 2010

  5. Research Article

    Unconstrained Iris Acquisition and Recognition Using COTS PTZ Camera

    Uniqueness of iris patterns among individuals has resulted in the ubiquity of iris recognition systems in virtual and physical spaces, at high security facilities around the globe. Traditional methods of acqui...

    Shreyas Venugopalan and Marios Savvides

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:938737

    Published on: 8 August 2010

  6. Research Article

    Semi-Fragile Zernike Moment-Based Image Watermarking for Authentication

    We propose a content-based semi-fragile watermarking algorithm for image authentication. In content-based watermarking scheme for authentication, one of the most challenging issues is to define a computable fe...

    Hongmei Liu, Xinzhi Yao and Jiwu Huang

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:341856

    Published on: 8 August 2010

  7. Research Article

    Fusion of PCA-Based and LDA-Based Similarity Measures for Face Verification

    The problem of fusing similarity measure-based classifiers is considered in the context of face verification. The performance of face verification systems using different similarity measures in two well-known ...

    Mohammad T. Sadeghi, Masoumeh Samiei and Josef Kittler

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:647597

    Published on: 8 August 2010

  8. Research Article

    On Converting Secret Sharing Scheme to Visual Secret Sharing Scheme

    Traditional Secret Sharing (SS) schemes reconstruct secret exactly the same as the original one but involve complex computation. Visual Secret Sharing (VSS) schemes decode the secret without computation, but e...

    Daoshun Wang and Feng Yi

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:782438

    Published on: 21 July 2010

  9. Research Article

    Covariance Tracking via Geometric Particle Filtering

    Region covariance descriptor recently proposed has been approved robust and elegant to describe a region of interest, which has been applied to visual tracking. We develop a geometric method for visual trackin...

    Yunpeng Liu, Guangwei Li and Zelin Shi

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:583918

    Published on: 13 July 2010

  10. Research Article

    Robust Tracking in Aerial Imagery Based on an Ego-Motion Bayesian Model

    A novel strategy for object tracking in aerial imagery is presented, which is able to deal with complex situations where the camera ego-motion cannot be reliably estimated due to the aperture problem (related ...

    CarlosR del Blanco, Fernando Jaureguizar and Narciso García

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:837405

    Published on: 11 July 2010

  11. Research Article

    Robust Real-Time Background Subtraction Based on Local Neighborhood Patterns

    This paper describes an efficient background subtraction technique for detecting moving objects. The proposed approach is able to overcome difficulties like illumination changes and moving shadows. Our method ...

    Ariel Amato, Mikhail G. Mozerov, F. Xavier Roca and Jordi Gonzàlez

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:901205

    Published on: 29 June 2010

  12. Research Article

    A Robust Iris Identification System Based on Wavelet Packet Decomposition and Local Comparisons of the Extracted Signatures

    This paper presents a complete iris identification system including three main stages: iris segmentation, signature extraction, and signature comparison. An accurate and robust pupil and iris segmentation proc...

    Florence Rossant, Beata Mikovicova, Mathieu Adam and Maria Trocan

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:415307

    Published on: 27 June 2010

  13. Research Article

    Improving Density Estimation by Incorporating Spatial Information

    Given discrete event data, we wish to produce a probability density that can model the relative probability of events occurring in a spatial region. Common methods of density estimation, such as Kernel Density...

    Laura M. Smith, Matthew S. Keegan, Todd Wittman, George O. Mohler and Andrea L. Bertozzi

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:265631

    Published on: 27 June 2010

  14. Research Article

    Improved Adaptive LSB Steganography Based on Chaos and Genetic Algorithm

    We propose a novel steganographic method in JPEG images with high performance. Firstly, we propose improved adaptive LSB steganography, which can achieve high capacity while preserving the first-order statisti...

    Lifang Yu, Yao Zhao, Rongrong Ni and Ting Li

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:876946

    Published on: 20 June 2010

  15. Research Article

    An Efficient and Robust Moving Shadow Removal Algorithm and Its Applications in ITS

    We propose an efficient algorithm for removing shadows of moving vehicles caused by non-uniform distributions of light reflections in the daytime. This paper presents a brand-new and complete structure in feat...

    Chin-Teng Lin, Chien-Ting Yang, Yu-Wen Shou and Tzu-Kuei Shen

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:945130

    Published on: 8 June 2010

  16. Research Article

    Nonblind and Quasiblind Natural Preserve Transform Watermarking

    This paper describes a new image watermarking technique based on the Natural Preserving Transform (NPT). The proposed watermarking scheme uses NPT to encode a gray scale watermarking logo image or text, into a...

    G Fahmy, MF Fahmy and US Mohammed

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:452548

    Published on: 3 June 2010

  17. Research Article

    Subinteger Range-Bin Alignment Method for ISAR Imaging of Noncooperative Targets

    Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) is a coherent radar technique capable of generating images of noncooperative targets. ISAR may have better performance in adverse meteorological conditions than traditio...

    JM Muñoz-Ferreras and F Pérez-Martínez

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:438615

    Published on: 31 May 2010

  18. Research Article

    A Conditional Entropy-Based Independent Component Analysis for Applications in Human Detection and Tracking

    We present in this paper a modified independent component analysis (mICA) based on the conditional entropy to discriminate unsorted independent components. We make use of the conditional entropy to select an a...

    Chin-Teng Lin, Linda Siana, Yu-Wen Shou and Tzu-Kuei Shen

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:468329

    Published on: 24 May 2010

  19. Research Article

    The Complete Gabor-Fisher Classifier for Robust Face Recognition

    This paper develops a novel face recognition technique called Complete Gabor Fisher Classifier (CGFC). Different from existing techniques that use Gabor filters for deriving the Gabor face representation, the ...

    Vitomir Štruc and Nikola Pavešić

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:847680

    Published on: 24 May 2010

  20. Research Article

    Multiclient Identification System Using Adaptive Probabilistic Model

    This paper aims at integrating detection and identification of human faces in a more practical and real-time face recognition system. The proposed face detection system is based on the cascade Adaboost method ...

    Chin-Teng Lin, Linda Siana, Yu-Wen Shou and Chien-Ting Yang

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:983581

    Published on: 23 May 2010

  21. Research Article

    A Locally Adaptable Iterative RX Detector

    We present an unsupervised anomaly detection method for hyperspectral imagery (HSI) based on data characteristics inherit in HSI. A locally adaptive technique of iteratively refining the well-known RX detector...

    Yuri P. Taitano, Brian A. Geier and Kenneth W. Bauer

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:341908

    Published on: 10 May 2010

  22. Research Article

    Objective Assessment of Sunburn and Minimal Erythema Doses: Comparison of Noninvasive In Vivo Measuring Techniques after UVB Irradiation

    Military personnel movement is exposed to solar radiation and sunburn is a major problem which can cause lost workdays and lead to disciplinary action. This study was designed to identify correlation parameter...

    Min-Wei Huang, Pei-Yu Lo and Kuo-Sheng Cheng

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:483562

    Published on: 10 May 2010

  23. Research Article

    Pedestrian Validation in Infrared Images by Means of Active Contours and Neural Networks

    This paper presents two different modules for the validation of human shape presence in far-infrared images. These modules are part of a more complex system aimed at the detection of pedestrians by means of th...

    Massimo Bertozzi, Pietro Cerri, Mirko Felisa, Stefano Ghidoni and Michael Del Rose

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:752567

    Published on: 10 May 2010

  24. Research Article

    Vehicle Trajectory Estimation Using Spatio-Temporal MCMC

    This paper presents an algorithm for modeling and tracking vehicles in video sequences within one integrated framework. Most of the solutions are based on sequential methods that make inference according to cu...

    Yann Goyat, Thierry Chateau and Francois Bardet

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:712854

    Published on: 3 May 2010

  25. Research Article

    Scale Invariant Gabor Descriptor-Based Noncooperative Iris Recognition

    A new noncooperative iris recognition method is proposed. In this method, the iris features are extracted using a Gabor descriptor. The feature extraction and comparison are scale, deformation, rotation, and c...

    Yingzi Du, Craig Belcher and Zhi Zhou

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:936512

    Published on: 28 April 2010

  26. Research Article

    Iris Recognition: The Consequences of Image Compression

    Iris recognition for human identification is one of the most accurate biometrics, and its employment is expanding globally. The use of portable iris systems, particularly in law enforcement applications, is gr...

    Robert W. Ives, Daniel A. Bishop, Yingzi Du and Craig Belcher

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:680845

    Published on: 26 April 2010

  27. Research Article

    Reversible Watermarking Using Statistical Information

    In most reversible watermarking methods, a compressed location map is exploited in order to ensure reversibility. Besides, in some methods, a header containing critical information is appended to the payload f...

    Ahmad Mahmoudi Aznaveh, Farah Torkamani-Azar, Azadeh Mansouri and Fatih Kurugollu (EURASIPMember)

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:738972

    Published on: 26 April 2010

  28. Research Article

    Multi-Threshold Level Set Model for Image Segmentation

    A multi-threshold level set model for image segmentations is presented in the paper. The Multi-threshold level set formulation uses a speed function for stopping the locations of the active contours. The speed...

    Chih-Yu Hsu, Chih-Hung Yang and Hui-Ching Wang

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:950438

    Published on: 19 April 2010

  29. Research Article

    Comparing an FPGA to a Cell for an Image Processing Application

    Modern advancements in configurable hardware, most notably Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), have provided an exciting opportunity to discover the parallel nature of modern image processing algorithms. O...

    Ryan N. Rakvic, Hau Ngo, Randy P. Broussard and Robert W. Ives

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:764838

    Published on: 18 April 2010

  30. Research Article

    Investigating the Bag-of-Words Method for 3D Shape Retrieval

    This paper investigates the capabilities of the Bag-of-Words (BWs) method in the 3D shape retrieval field. The contributions of this paper are (1) the 3D shape retrieval task is categorized from different poin...

    Xiaolan Li and Afzal Godil

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:108130

    Published on: 15 April 2010

  31. Research Article

    A Review of Unsupervised Spectral Target Analysis for Hyperspectral Imagery

    One of great challenges in unsupervised hyperspectral target analysis is how to obtain desired knowledge in an unsupervised means directly from the data for image analysis. This paper provides a review of unsuper...

    Chein-I Chang, Xiaoli Jiao, Chao-Cheng Wu, Yingzi Du and Mann-Li Chang

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:503752

    Published on: 8 April 2010

  32. Research Article

    Facial Recognition in Uncontrolled Conditions for Information Security

    With the increasing use of computers nowadays, information security is becoming an important issue for private companies and government organizations. Various security technologies have been developed, such as...

    Qinghan Xiao and Xue-Dong Yang

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:345743

    Published on: 8 April 2010

  33. Research Article

    Shape Analysis of 3D Head Scan Data for U.S. Respirator Users

    In 2003, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a head-and-face anthropometric survey of diverse, civilian respirator users. Of the 3,997 subjects measured using traditiona...

    Ziqing Zhuang, DennisE Slice, Stacey Benson, Stephanie Lynch and DennisJ Viscusi

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:248954

    Published on: 21 March 2010