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Advanced Image Processing for Defense and Security Applications

  1. Content type: Review Article

    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...

    Authors: Yan Pailhas, Yvan Petillot and Chris Capus

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:205095

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Hossein Rahmani, Reza Mortezaei and Mohsen Ebrahimi Moghaddam

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:428183

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:896708

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  4. Content type: Review Article

    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...

    Authors: Marco Cristani, Michela Farenzena, Domenico Bloisi and Vittorio Murino

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:343057

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    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 ...

    Authors: Mohammad T. Sadeghi, Masoumeh Samiei and Josef Kittler

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:647597

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Hongmei Liu, Xinzhi Yao and Jiwu Huang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:341856

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Shreyas Venugopalan and Marios Savvides

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:938737

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Daoshun Wang and Feng Yi

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:782438

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Yunpeng Liu, Guangwei Li and Zelin Shi

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:583918

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    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 ...

    Authors: CarlosR del Blanco, Fernando Jaureguizar and Narciso García

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:837405

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    In this paper, we develop a vision based obstacle detection system by utilizing our proposed fisheye lens inverse perspective mapping (FLIPM) method. The new mapping equations are derived to transform the imag...

    Authors: Chin-Teng Lin, Tzu-Kuei Shen and Yu-Wen Shou

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:296598

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:901205

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    We propose a digital watermarking method warranting the lower limit of the image quality of watermarked images. The proposed method controls the degradation of a watermarked image by using a lower limit image....

    Authors: Motoi Iwata, Tomoo Kanaya, Akira Shiozaki and Akio Ogihara

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:426085

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    We propose a new nonblind multiresolution watermarking method for still images based on the contourlet transform (CT). In our approach, the watermark is a grayscale image which is embedded into the highest fre...

    Authors: Sirvan Khalighi, Parisa Tirdad and HamidR Rabiee

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:540723

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:265631

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Florence Rossant, Beata Mikovicova, Mathieu Adam and Maria Trocan

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:415307

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Lifang Yu, Yao Zhao, Rongrong Ni and Ting Li

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:876946

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) and Multilinear Principal Component Analysis (MPCA) are leading subspace methods for achieving dimension reduction based on supervised learning. Both LDA and MPCA use class l...

    Authors: Sung Won Park and Marios Savvides

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:158395

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:945130

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: G Fahmy, MF Fahmy and US Mohammed

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:452548

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: JM Muñoz-Ferreras and F Pérez-Martínez

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:438615

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    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 ...

    Authors: Vitomir Štruc and Nikola Pavešić

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:847680

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:468329

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:983581

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Radar imaging of noncooperative targets is an interesting application of all-weather high-resolution coherent radars. However, these images are usually blurred when using the standard range-Doppler algorithm, ...

    Authors: J M Muñoz-Ferreras and F Pérez-Martínez

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:308379

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:752567

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:483562

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:341908

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    The paper propose a new procedure including four stages in order to preserve the desired edges during the image processing of noise reduction. A denoised image can be obtained from a noisy image at the first s...

    Authors: Chih-Yu Hsu, Hsuan-Yu Huang and Lin-Tsang Lee

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:923748

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Contrast has a great influence on the quality of an image in human visual perception. A poorly illuminated environment can significantly affect the contrast ratio, producing an unexpected image. This paper pro...

    Authors: Cheng-Yi Yu, Yen-Chieh Ouyang, Chuin-Mu Wang and Chein-I Chang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:485151

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Yann Goyat, Thierry Chateau and Francois Bardet

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:712854

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Yingzi Du, Craig Belcher and Zhi Zhou

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:936512

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:738972

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:680845

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:950438

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:764838

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Xiaolan Li and Afzal Godil

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:108130

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Qinghan Xiao and Xue-Dong Yang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:345743

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:503752

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:248954

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    We propose a joint optical flow and principal component analysis (PCA) method for motion detection. PCA is used to analyze optical flows so that major optical flows corresponding to moving objects in a local w...

    Authors: Kui Liu, Qian Du, He Yang and Ben Ma

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:680623

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