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Temporal/spatial tracking requirements for tracking humans
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Paper Abstract

This paper details the development, experimentation, collected data and the results of research designed to gain an understanding of the temporal and spatial image collection guidelines for tracking humans. More specifically, a quantitative understanding of the relationship between human observer performance and the spatial and temporal resolution is sought. Performance is measured as a function of the number of video frames per second, imager spatial resolution and the ability of the observer to accurately determine the destination of a moving human target. The research is restricted to data and imagery collected from altitudes typical of modern low to mid altitude persistent surveillance platforms using a wide field of view. The ability of the human observer to perform an unaided track of a human target was determined by their completion of carefully designed perception experiments. In these experiments, the observers were presented with simulated imagery from Night Vision's EOSim urban terrain simulator. The details of the simulated targets and backgrounds, the design of the experiments and their associated results are included in this treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6543, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII, 65430H (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720335
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron L. Robinson, The Univ. of Memphis (United States)
Brian Miller, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Steve Moyer, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Chun Ra, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6543:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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