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Task performance in astronomical adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

In objective or task-based assessment of image quality, figures of merit are defined by the performance of some specific observer on some task of scientific interest. This methodology is well established in medical imaging but is just beginning to be applied in astronomy. In this paper we survey the theory needed to understand the performance of ideal or ideal-linear (Hotelling) observers on detection tasks with adaptive-optical data. The theory is illustrated by discussing its application to detection of exoplanets from a sequence of short-exposure images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 62721W (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672798
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Harrison H. Barrett, College of Optical Sciences, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kyle J. Myers, Food and Drug Administration (United States)
Nicholas Devaney, National Univ. of Ireland (Ireland)
J. C. Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland (Ireland)
Luca Caucci, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6272:
Advances in Adaptive Optics II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Editor(s)

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