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Target detection using infrared spectral sensors
Author(s): Craig R. Schwartz; Jack N. Cederquist; Michael T. Eismann
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Paper Abstract

Infrared spectral sensors are being investigated as a means for day and night target detection. Target detection performance was estimated using the multiband signal-to- clutter (SCR). The average SCR for a variety of targets and back-grounds can be calculated from Fourier transform spectrometer measurements previously made at vegetated and desert locations. The variation in average SCR was examined as a function of number of spectral bands, locations of bands, and potential sensor noise level for a variety of air-to-ground target detection geometries. The results are useful for assessing the utility and feasibility of infrared spectral target detection and also for specifying future sensor parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2819, Imaging Spectrometry II, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258065
Show Author Affiliations
Craig R. Schwartz, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Jack N. Cederquist, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Michael T. Eismann, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2819:
Imaging Spectrometry II
Michael R. Descour; Jonathan Martin Mooney, Editor(s)

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