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  • Research Article
  • Open Access

Automatic Target Detection Using Wavelet Transform

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20042004:853290

  • Received: 17 September 2003
  • Published:


Automatic target recognition (ATR) involves processing images for detecting, classifying, and tracking targets embedded in a background scene. This paper presents an algorithm for detecting a specified set of target objects embedded in visual images for an ATR application. The developed algorithm employs a novel technique for automatically detecting man-made and non-man-made single, two, and multitargets from nontarget objects, located within a cluttered environment by evaluating nonoverlapping image blocks, where block-by-block comparison of wavelet cooccurrence feature is done. The results of the proposed algorithm are found to be satisfactory.

Keywords and phrases

  • discrete wavelet transform
  • target detection
  • texture
  • wavelet cooccurrence features

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, 626 005, India
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, 627 007, India


© Arivazhagan and Ganesan 2004