Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael J. Mendenhall, PhD.
An area of interest for improving the identification portion of the system is in extracting anthropometric markers from a Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) point cloud. Analyzing anthropometrics markers is a common means of studying how a human moves and has been shown to provide good results in determining certain demographic information about the subject. This research examines a marker extraction method utilizing principal component analysis (PCA), self-organizing maps (SOM), alpha hulls, and basic anthropometric knowledge. The performance of the extraction algorithm is tested by performing gender classification with the calculated markers.
DTIC Accession Number
Maier, Matthew J., "Estimating Anthropometric Marker Locations from 3-D LADAR Point Clouds" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 1412.