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17 June 1996 Multispectral maritime background and clutter effects on small-surface-target detection
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This paper concerns multispectral backgrounds and clutter as they hamper the detection process of small surface targets. The variability of target contrast is shown for a number of meteorological conditions in the various spectral bands, for which new types of sensors have become available. It is shown that simultaneous framing with pixel co-location is very essential, which requires automatically the application of staring 2-D arrays. Some additional sensor tricks are introduced such as gated viewing, dynamic range enhancement, and laser 3-D imaging. By proper selection of bands, optimum clutter reduction and detection probability can be achieved for targets such as swimmers, buoys and zodiacs.
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Arie N. de Jong "Multispectral maritime background and clutter effects on small-surface-target detection", Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996);

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