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MRTD: man versus machine
Author(s): Arthur D. van Rheenen; Petter Taule; Jan Brede Thomassen; Eirik Blix Madsen
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Paper Abstract

We present Minimum-Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD) curves obtained by letting an ensemble of observers judge how many of the six four-bar patterns they can “see” in a set of images taken with different bar-to-background contrasts. The same images are analyzed using elemental signal analysis algorithms and machine-analysis based MRTD curves are obtained. We show that by adjusting the minimum required signal-to-noise ratio the machine-based MRTDs are very similar to the ones obtained with the help of the human observers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX, 106250N (26 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304581
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Arthur D. van Rheenen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
Petter Taule, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (Norway)
Jan Brede Thomassen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
Eirik Blix Madsen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10625:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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