A Novel Otsu Method Based on Prior Area Information for Concealed Target Detection in PMMW Images
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, Sichuan, P. R. China
A novel double-threshold Otsu algorithm based on prior area is proposed to improve the detection accuracy of small target in this paper. The proposed algorithm makes good use of the area information of each region in images to improve the accuracy of target detection, and can handle scenes containing small target which has low computational complexity, and achieves robust detection for concealed target in Passive Millimeter Wave (PMMW) images. Experiments are conducted on PMMW images collected by PMMW imaging system. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm can effectively detect the concealed targets, and has better performance in target detection than other traditional threshold segmentation algorithm based on Otsu.
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