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Integrated approach to the modeling of system-level performance for autonomous imaging IR systems
Author(s): Brian A. Brackney; James A. Dawson
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Paper Abstract

While several established models exist for estimating human detection/recognition performance of infrared imaging systems, characterizing the performance of autonomous imaging IR system is still in its infancy. This paper proposes a generic scene description metric which uses target and background characteristics to measure the extractability of the target from the background and is equally applicable to the detection, recognition, or tracking problem. A methodology which correlates this metric with ground-truth based system performance to establish critical performance values is then presented. Finally, an integrated model for predicting the overall system performance given user specified scenarios is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1969, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing IV, (31 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154735
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Brian A. Brackney, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
James A. Dawson, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1969:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing IV
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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