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Analysis of infrared multispectral target/background field measurements
Author(s): Alan D. Stocker; Ara Oshagan; John H. Seldin; Jack N. Cederquist; Craig R. Schwartz
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Paper Abstract

Thermal infrared multi-spectral field measurements of test panels, military vehicles, and backgrounds were extensively analyzed to assess the potential of multi-spectral processing for detecting low-contrast ground targets in vegetation clutter. The measurements clearly show the existence of exploitable color due to fine-scale variations in target-background spectral contrast, and they establish environment limits on coherent multi-band clutter suppression based on background spectral correlation. Typical variations in key multi-spectral performance parameters, and their implications for waveband selection, sensor design, and robust target detection performance, are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2235, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994, (6 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179052
Show Author Affiliations
Alan D. Stocker, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
Ara Oshagan, Space Computer Corp. (United States)
John H. Seldin, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Jack N. Cederquist, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Craig R. Schwartz, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2235:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1994
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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