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An information theoretic model of target discrimination using hyperspectral and multisensor data
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Paper Abstract

We address the problem of target discrimination using hyperspektral and multisensor data. The problem is of significance to detection and classification of low signature targets such as landmines. The problem will be described with stochastic models and by using information theoretic concepts we will derive limits to system performance in terms of probability of false alarm and probablility of detection. The stochastic model is suitable to evaluate and optimize sensor parameters and sensor configurations. We will for example investigate how much information different combinations of spectral and spatial data will give. With the stochastic model sensors with different types of characteristics can be compared and the contribution of the different sensors and configurations can be evaluated. Besides the optimization of different sensor configurations with respect to specific applications, the stochastic model will be used to evaluate different anomaly detectors. The strength of our approach is shown by examples from an analysis of measurements on a natural scene with various objects using an electro-optical hyperspectral sensor and several other sensors. We expect that our approach will give significant indications on how to choose and configure sensors for efficient and reliable target discrimination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 69402H (18 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780192
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Niclas Wadströmer, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Ingmar Renhorn, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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