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22 April 2009 Identification of ground targets from airborne platforms
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The US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) sensor performance models predict the ability of soldiers to perform a specified military discrimination task using an EO/IR sensor system. Increasingly EO/IR systems are being used on manned and un-manned aircraft for surveillance and target acquisition tasks. In response to this emerging requirement, the NVESD Modeling and Simulation division has been tasked to compare target identification performance between ground-to-ground and air-to-ground platforms for both IR and visible spectra for a set of wheeled utility vehicles. To measure performance, several forced choice experiments were designed and administered and the results analyzed. This paper describes these experiments and reports the results as well as the NVTherm model calibration factors derived for the infrared imagery.
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Josh Doe, Evelyn Boettcher, and Brian Miller "Identification of ground targets from airborne platforms", Proc. SPIE 7300, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XX, 73000I (22 April 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.817846
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