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Performance Of Image Enhancement And Target Cueing Techniques On Grafenwoehr II Imagery
Author(s): Peter K. Raimondi; Edward Jones
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Paper Abstract

The Night Vision & Electro-Optics Laboratory recently completed an extensive field test at Grafenwoehr, Germany near the West German-Czechoslovakia border. The major objective of this test was to derive performance criteria for various infrared sensors operating in typical, non-benign battlefield environments. The scenarios included a moving and stationary tank target at several kilometers range with the viewing path degraded by atmospheric conditions and annihilation or hard point strength artillery barrages. The artillery impact area was directly forward of the sensor platform. Imagery taken from a TV compatible FLIR will be processed by local area contrast enhancement algorithms in an attempt to permit continuous target detection during munition's explosions. The imagery will also be processed by several target extraction (segmentation plus low level classification) techniques to ascertain algorithm performance under typical battlefield conditions. Degradations in the viewing path include atmospherics, explosives, earthen particles, airborne dust, and explosion craters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0178, Smart Sensors, (20 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957274
Show Author Affiliations
Peter K. Raimondi, Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)
Edward Jones, Allen Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0178:
Smart Sensors
David F. Barbe, Editor(s)

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