suitable segmentation methodology based on pixel similarities for landmine detection in IR images
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA) (2010)

Identification of masked objects especially in detection of landmines is always a difficult problem due to environmental inference. Here, segmentation phase is highly concentrated by performing an initial spatial segmentation to achieve a minimal number of segmented regions while preserving the homogeneity criteria of each region. This paper aims in evaluating similarities based segmentation methods to compose the partition of objects in Infra-Red images. The output is a set of non-overlapping homogenous regions that compose the pixels of the image. These extracted regions are used as the initial data structure in feature extraction process. Experimental results conclude that h-maxima transformation provides better results for landmine detection by taking the advantage of the threshold. The relative performance of different conventional methods and proposed method are evaluated and compared using the Global Consistency Error and Structural Content. It proves that h-maxima gives significant results that definitely facilitate the landmine classification system more effectively.
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