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Spatial and temporal IR variations of natural background
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Paper Abstract

As the performance of systems for surveillance, reconnaissance, target detection, target recognition and target identification increases in competition with the increased skill in reduction of IR-signatures, there has been an increasing demand for analyzing and predicting the spatial properties of targets and backgrounds. The temporal variations of spatial properties, measured as texture, for object and background is of vital importance for target detection and assessment of signature reduction methods. One important question to be answered is: how does the texture for objects and backgrounds vary as a function of environment parameters e.g. weather? If that question could be answered, one important part of the problem of performing signature forecast could be solved. In an attempt to predict the dependences between spatiotemporal IR-signatures and weather parameters, the diurnal time series of different texture measures for different areas in a natural background scene have been measured and related to different weather parameters e.g. incidence, temperature and humidity. Examples of covariations between texture measures and weather parameters will be given in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3460, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXI, (1 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323172
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Magnus S.G. Uppsaell, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Sten Nyberg, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3460:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXI
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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