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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Special Section Guest Editorial: Target Search and Detection

Paper Abstract

Search and detection are two everyday jobs of many biological systems, performed almost innately, either consciously or subconsciously and necessary for survival. Search and target detection, in particular, are the first stages in visual observation tasks associated with military target acquisition, industrial inspection, traffic control, and many more applications. These tasks currently are often performed with the aid of an electro-optic viewing system. In these tasks, search is defined as the process by which an observer surveys his surroundings, and detection is the process of successfully declaring a desired target as such—more precise interpretations of these terms will be found in what follows and in the included papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2013
PDF: 2 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(4) 041101 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.4.041101
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Piet Bijl, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Tana Maurer, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
David L. Wilson, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

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