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MWIR persistent surveillance performance for human and vehicle backtracking as a function of ground sample distance and revisit rate
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Paper Abstract

Real MWIR Persistent Surveillance (PS) data was taken with a single human walking from a known point to different tents in the PS sensor field of view. The spatial resolution (ground sample distance) and revisit rate was varied from 0.5 to 2 meters and 1/8th to 4 Hz, respectively. A perception experiment was conducted where the observer was tasked to track the human to the terminal (end of route) tent. The probability of track is provided as a function of ground sample distance and revisit rate. These results can help determine PS design requirements for tracking and back-tracking humans on the ground. This paper begins with a summary of two previous simulation experiments: one for human tracking and one for vehicle tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6941, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XIX, 69410Q (11 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779758
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R. Driggers, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
S. Aghera, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
P. Richardson, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
B. Miller, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
J. Doe, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
A. Robinson, Univ. of Memphis (United States)
K. Krapels, Office of Naval Research (United States)
S. Murrill, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6941:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XIX
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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