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Recognition of human activities using handheld thermal systems
Author(s): John Desomond O'Connor; Barbara L. O'Kane; Kathy L. Ayscue; David E. Bonzo; Beth M. Nystrom
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Paper Abstract

Development of low-cost lightweight thermal sensors necessitates the re-evaluation of detection, classification and recognition criteria as applied to human performance with thermal imaging systems. The need exists to assess spatial and motion characteristics of man targets, rather than vehicle targets, and how these differing characteristics affect human perception and performance models. Higher order discriminations, such as determining activities and objects being carried are useful in determining range performance of specific sensors, and reflect the needs of the man-portable sensor user.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3394, Sensor Technology for Soldier Systems, (27 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321042
Show Author Affiliations
John Desomond O'Connor, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Barbara L. O'Kane, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Kathy L. Ayscue, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
David E. Bonzo, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)
Beth M. Nystrom, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3394:
Sensor Technology for Soldier Systems
Patrick R. Snow; David A. Randall, Editor(s)

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