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Objective MRTD experimental measurements compared with predictions based on the visibility model
Author(s): Ronald J. Pieper; Alfred W. Cooper; Mustafa Celik; Yucel Kenter
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Paper Abstract

Minimum Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD) has long been used to describe the performance of thermal imaging systems. The Visibility Model II developed for second generation thermal imaging systems includes sampling and aliasing issues without assumptions about the observer. As with the earlier reported Visibility Model, applicable for first generation imagers, both objective and subjective measurement schemes can be accommodated. The visibility concept has been demonstrated to be applicable in predicting the objective MRTD. The laboratory measurement of objective MRTD provided the data to evaluate the performance of Objective VISMODII model. Although the measurements are limited in scope, they do demonstrate that the VISMODII predictive model can also be applied to objective MRTD measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5076, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XIV, (22 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487760
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald J. Pieper, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Alfred W. Cooper, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Mustafa Celik, Turkish Army (Turkey)
Yucel Kenter, Turkish Army (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5076:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XIV
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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