David Casasent

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The synthesis of a new category of spatial filters that produces sharp output correlation peaks with controlled peak values is considered. The sharp nature of the correlation peak is the major feature emphasized, since it facilitates target detection. Since these filters minimize the average correlation plane energy as the first step in filter synthesis, we(More)
A new distortion-invariant optical correlation filter to produce easily detectable correlation peaks in the presence of noise and clutter and to provide better intraclass recognition is presented. The basic ideas of the minimum variance synthetic discriminant function correlation filter (which minimizes noise variance in the output correlation peak/plane)(More)
Recent years have seen exciting advances in Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS). CAS systems are currently in use which provide data to the surgeon, provide passive feedback and motion constraint, and even automate parts of the surgery by manipulating cutters and endoscopic cameras. For most of these systems, accurate registration between the patient’s anatomy(More)
Application of neural nets to invariant pattern recognition is considered. The authors study various techniques for obtaining this invariance with neural net classifiers and identify the invariant-feature technique as the most suitable for current neural classifiers. A novel formulation of invariance in terms of constraints on the feature values leads to a(More)
-We investigate the ability of the neocognitron to perform shift-invariant pattern recognition. Both an intuitive analysis and a more formal investigation show that the performance of the neocognitron is not intrinsically shift invariant, and that certain model parameters must be chosen appropriately to obtain approximate shift invariance. It is shown how(More)