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Image generation for perception testing using computer FLIR simulation
Author(s): John D. Horger
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Paper Abstract

As the price of testing infrared imaging systems in the field rises and the price of fast desk top computers falls, imaging system simulation becomes an attractive alternative to field testing. C2NVEO's model development program uses human observers in perception tests to gain insight to the effects of various FLIR designs on the person's ability to do a task. The person must view a variety of thermal targets through a variety of FLIRs. To meet the perception test's need for many target/FLIR situations a FLIR simulation computer program is being developed in parallel to the model development effort. The FLIR simulation is a spatial domain math based image manipulator which uses high quality radiometric images and FLIR design parameters as inputs. The program degrades the input image according to the FLIR specifications to produce the output image. This report describes the FLIR simulation computer program at its current level of development, and presents some of the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1309, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21770
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John D. Horger, U.S. Army Night Vision and Ele (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1309:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing

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