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Signal Processor Design For Quantum-Noise-Limited Target/Background Discrimination
Author(s): Richard A. Steinberg
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Paper Abstract

Every improvement in infrared detector sensitivity afforded by modern technology amplifies apparent background "clutter", and complicates the task of designing target/background discrimination algorithms for autonomous surveillance systems. To the extent that background clutter rather than detector sensitivity limits over-all performance, the sensitivity inherent in the detector is not being fully exploited. In this paper we design adaptive threshold point target detectors that operate in the background-shot-noise-limited regime against structured backgrounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1980
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles, (24 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958536
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Richard A. Steinberg, Electro-Optical Technology Program Office (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0219:
Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles
Ronald N. Hubbard, Editor(s)

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