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Binary sensor systems in homeland security, military, QC, and medical applications
Author(s): Tomasz Jannson; Thomas Forrester; Kang Lee; Eric Gans; Victor Grubsky; Edward Patton; Kevin Walter; Volodymyr Romanov; Keith Shoemaker
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Paper Abstract

Binary sensor systems are various types of analog sensors (optical, MEMS, X-ray, gamma-ray, acoustic, electronic, etc.), based on the binary decision process. Typical examples of such "binary sensors" are X-ray luggage inspection systems, product quality control systems, automatic target recognition systems, numerous medical diagnostic systems, and many others. In all these systems, the binary decision process provides only two mutually exclusive responses: "signal" and "noise." There are also two types of key parameters that characterize either system (such as false positive and false negative), or a priori external-to-system conditions (such as absolute probabilities). In this paper, by using a strong medical analogy, we analyze a third type of key parameter that combines both system-like and a priori information, in the form of so called Bayesian Figures of Merit, and we show that the latter parameter, in the best way, characterizes a binary sensor system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7305, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII, 73050N (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817688
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Tomasz Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Thomas Forrester, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kang Lee, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Eric Gans, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Victor Grubsky, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Edward Patton, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Walter, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Volodymyr Romanov, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Keith Shoemaker, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7305:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VIII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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