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Identification of handheld objects and human activities in active and passive imaging
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Paper Abstract

The identification of human targets including their activities and handheld objects at range is a prime military and security capability. We have investigated this capability using active and passive imaging for video cameras, and sensors operating in the NIR and SWIR regions. For a limited data set we also compare sensor imagery from visible, NIR and SWIR sensors with that from a thermal imaging camera. The target recognition performance is studied vs. the gate position relative to the target, target range, turbulence conditions and target movement. A resolution chart is also included in the scene. The performance results from observer tests are compared with models and discussed from a system perspective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8542, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI, 854206 (19 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.976034
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Ove Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Magnus Elmqvist, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Tomas Chevalier, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8542:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI
Gary W. Kamerman; Ove Steinvall; Gary J. Bishop; John Gonglewski; Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; John G. Rarity; Keith L. Lewis; Richard C. Hollins; Thomas J. Merlet, Editor(s)

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