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Validation and utility of the background model in the Advanced Surveillance Testbed
Author(s): Karen A. Singkofer; John E. McCarthy
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Paper Abstract

Several factors are important in the development and evaluation of signal and data processing algorithms. Critical among these factors is the accurate representation of the backgrounds against which targets may need to be detected and tracked. A background model has been developed in the Advanced Surveillance Testbed which supports the evaluation of multi-target algorithms associated with electro-optical sensors. In this paper, a discussion of the synthetic background model which is part of the Advanced Surveillance Testbed, its validation and its utility is given. The synthetic background model employs an equation-based design and, as it currently exists, is composed of a cloud model, a terrestrial model and radiative transfer calculations. The validation of the synthetic background model has been done against both theoretical results and full background scenes; results are presented and discussed. The utility of the equation-based design in providing flexibility, convenience and capability is presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1954, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1993, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157765
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Karen A. Singkofer, General Research Corp. (United States)
John E. McCarthy, General Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1954:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1993
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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