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Applicability of TOD, MTDP, MRT and DMRT for dynamic image enhancement techniques
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Paper Abstract

Current end-to-end sensor performance measures such as the TOD, MRT, DMRT and MTDP were developed to describe Target Acquisition performance for static imaging. Recent developments in sensor technology (e.g. microscan) and image enhancement techniques (e.g. Super Resolution and Scene-Based Non-Uniformity Correction) require that a sensor performance measure can be applied to dynamic imaging as well. We evaluated the above-mentioned measures using static, dynamic (moving) and different types of enhanced imagery of thermal 4-bar and triangle tests patterns. Both theoretical and empirical evidence is provided that the bar-pattern based methods are not suited for dynamic imaging. On the other hand, the TOD method can be applied easily without adaptation to any of the above-mentioned conditions, and the resulting TOD data are in correspondence with the expectations. We conclude that the TOD is the only current end-to-end measure that is able to quantify sensor performance for dynamic imaging and dynamic image enhancement techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6207, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVII, 62070E (15 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669911
Show Author Affiliations
Piet Bijl, Human Factors (Netherlands)
Klamer Schutte, Observation Systems (Netherlands)
Maarten A. Hogervorst, Human Factors (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6207:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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