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Identification of ground targets from airborne platforms
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Paper Abstract

The US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) sensor performance models predict the ability of soldiers to perform a specified military discrimination task using an EO/IR sensor system. Increasingly EO/IR systems are being used on manned and un-manned aircraft for surveillance and target acquisition tasks. In response to this emerging requirement, the NVESD Modeling and Simulation division has been tasked to compare target identification performance between ground-to-ground and air-to-ground platforms for both IR and visible spectra for a set of wheeled utility vehicles. To measure performance, several forced choice experiments were designed and administered and the results analyzed. This paper describes these experiments and reports the results as well as the NVTherm model calibration factors derived for the infrared imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7300, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XX, 73000I (22 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817846
Show Author Affiliations
Josh Doe, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Evelyn Boettcher, DCS Corp. (United States)
Brian Miller, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7300:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XX
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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