High Order Fractal Feature Extraction for Classification of Objects in Images
Patent, Filed 9 Apr 96, patented 28 Jul 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A method of identifying and classifying pre-detected target candidates in an image using pixel intensity and a fractalization process applied to the image. A raw analog image is digitized and normalized. The normalized pixel intensity content of the image is converted to fractal dimensions using a small and a large fractal box, sequentially. An array of special fractal features satisfying predetermined classification thresholds is prepared from the fractal dimensions for each box centered about each pre-detected target candidate in the image, thus classifying the detected objects as targets.