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Target detection performance using 3-D laser radar images
Author(s): Thomas J. Green; Jeffrey H. Shapiro; Murali M. Menon
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Paper Abstract

Target detection theory is developed for 3-D pulsed imager operation of a coherent laser radar in a downlooking scenario. Generalized likelihood-ratio tests (GLRTs) and receiver operating characteristics (ROCs) are presented for range-only and joint-range-intensity processors. This work extends previous studies in three ways: (1) fine-range information is included; (2) maximum-likelihood estimation of an unknown range plane is performed; and (3) connections to Markov random field preprocessing are established.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1471, Automatic Object Recognition, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44890
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Green, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Murali M. Menon, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1471:
Automatic Object Recognition
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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