Improving variance estimation ratio score calculation for slow moving point targets detection in infrared imagery sequences Conference Paper uri icon


  • Infrared (IR) imagery sequences are commonly used for detecting moving targets in the presence of evolving cloud clutter or background noise. This research focuses on slow moving point targets that are less than one pixel in size, such as aircraft at long ranges from a sensor. The target detection performance is measured via the variance estimation ratio score (VERS), which essentially calculates the pixel scores of the sequences, where a high score indicates a target is suspected to traverse the pixel. VERS uses two parameters–long and short term windows, which were predetermined individually for each movie, depending on the target velocity and on the clouds intensity and amount, as opposed to clear sky (noise), in the background. In this work, we examine the correlation between the sequences' spatial and temporal features and these two windows. In addition, we modify VERS …

publication date

  • September 30, 2013