Corner Detection via Two-Layer Threshold Method

  • Zhihui Yang
  • Xiaolan Han
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 135)


This paper presents a two-layer threshold method for the corner detection. The method is inspired by the classical Susan corner detection model, and the improvement is two-fold. One is the choice of the self-adaptive threshold, which can be used to detect the possible corner areas. However, since a corner has an arbitrary orientation and sometimes is disturbed by noises, we provide a series of rotate coordinate systems, the second improvement, to enhance the accuracy of our method. Experiment results show that the improved algorithm is robust and is of high efficiency.


Corner detection  Self-adaptive threshold  Susan model  



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation No. 61170327, Organization Department Program of Beijing for the Talents No.2010D005002000008, Beijing Natural Science Foundation No.1082007, Scientific Research Common Program of Beijing No. KM200410009010, and PHR(IHLB) No.PHR201008199.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Image Processing and Pattern RecognitionNorth China University of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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