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Analytic approach to centroid performance analysis
Author(s): Kenneth I. Schultz
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid analytic computer simulation approach is used to estimate centroid performance of laser radar images. This approach includes the statistical effects of shot-noise and speckle and provides the flexibility to model complex target geometry and surface scattering, image point spread response characteristics, and target glints. Results suggest that image edge effects have a pronounced impact on centroid accuracy. A bi-level threshold is shown to provide improved centroid stability over intensity and binary images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43726
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Kenneth I. Schultz, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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