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Thermal multispectral detection of military vehicles in vegetated and desert backgrounds
Author(s): Craig R. Schwartz; Michael T. Eismann; Jack N. Cederquist; Ray O. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

Recent data collections using an infrared hyperspectral measurement system have provided a significant measurement database of military vehicles in vegetated and desert backgrounds. This paper summarizes the results of a study performed to assess the detection performance potential of multispectral sensors using this database. Specific issues addressed include approaches to optimal band selection; robustness of band combinations with target, background, and environment diversity; and sensor noise requirements. All of these issues are vital to assessing the feasibility and utility of infrared multispectral sensors in operational scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243007
Show Author Affiliations
Craig R. Schwartz, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Michael T. Eismann, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Jack N. Cederquist, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Ray O. Johnson, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2742:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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