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Modeling human search and target acquisition performance: fixation-point analysis
Author(s): Stanley R. Rotman; Marta L. Kowalczyk; Vivian George
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Paper Abstract

There has been an increase in attempts to quantitatively measure clutter in the background of visual and infrared scenes; this parameter is crucial for determining the probability of detection of military targets in actual battlefield conditions. We analyze several clutter metrics by comparing the location of fixation points with the spatial distribution of the areas of high clutter. We determine that a strong correlation does exist.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(11) doi: 10.1117/12.181147
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Stanley R. Rotman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Marta L. Kowalczyk, Institute for Defense Analyses (United States)
Vivian George, Institute for Defence Analyses (United States)

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