Accession Number:

ADA300420

Title:

Object Characterization in Greyscale Imagery using Fractal Dimension.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 93-Dec 94,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Local fractal dimension operators can be used to discriminate among objects in greyscale imagery. The mass scaling box-counting algorithm for computing local fractal dimension promises real-time results when screening numerous or large images. In this paper we show the ambiguities in the mass scaling technique based on shape and range, we examine previously published algorithms for computing local fractal dimension, we show by example some of their deficiencies, and we propose a new algorithm that solves some of these problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE