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Optical Engineering

Use of a photosimulation laboratory for estimating vehicle detection probability
Author(s): Thomas J. Meitzler; David Bednarz; Darryl Bryk; Kimberly Lane; Euijung Sohn
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Paper Abstract

A method is described for using a photosimulation laboratory environment to evaluate the effectiveness of camouflage for military vehicles. There are distinct advantages to acquiring images at the field site and then bringing them back to a laboratory environment for observer testing versus taking the subjects out to the field for estimating detection probability. Laboratory testing using field-acquired imagery provides a repeatable, secure, and relatively low-cost way to generate consistent data for the measurement of the effectiveness of camouflage relative to a baseline vehicle, and the calibration and validation of target acquisition models. A laboratory test procedure is described in which a baseline light armored vehicle (LAV) is compared to a treated LAV in the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Visual Perception Laboratory (VPL) using imagery collected from the field in the manner prescribed by an experimental design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 42(6) doi: 10.1117/1.1572888
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 42, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Meitzler, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
David Bednarz, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Darryl Bryk, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Kimberly Lane, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)
Euijung Sohn, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (United States)


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