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Optical Engineering

Probability of identification cycle criterion (N50/N90) for underwater mine target acquisition
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Paper Abstract

This research describes the derivation of a 50% probability of identification cycle criterion (N50) for a set of underwater mines. Various levels of blur were applied to eight underwater mines and four nonmine objects with nine aspects in the visible spectra. Results were analyzed as a function of blur level and target size to give identification probability as a function of resolvable cycles on target. The results are applicable to underwater mine target acquisition estimates for visible electro-optical imaging systems and for laser-illuminated, range-gated imaging systems. This research provides for the design and analysis of electro-optical systems in the identification of underwater mines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 46(3) 033201 doi: 10.1117/1.2715458
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 46, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Driggers, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
James Sam Taylor, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Keith A. Krapels, Office of Naval Research (United States)


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