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19 June 2014 Degraded visual environment image/video quality metrics
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A number of image quality metrics (IQMs) and video quality metrics (VQMs) have been proposed in the literature for evaluating techniques and systems for mitigating degraded visual environments. Some require both pristine and corrupted imagery. Others require patterned target boards in the scene. None of these metrics relates well to the task of landing a helicopter in conditions such as a brownout dust cloud.

We have developed and used a variety of IQMs and VQMs related to the pilot’s ability to detect hazards in the scene and to maintain situational awareness. Some of these metrics can be made agnostic to sensor type. Not only are the metrics suitable for evaluating algorithm and sensor variation, they are also suitable for choosing the most cost effective solution to improve operating conditions in degraded visual environments.
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Dustin D. Baumgartner, Jeremy B. Brown, Eddie L. Jacobs, and Bruce J. Schachter "Degraded visual environment image/video quality metrics", Proc. SPIE 9087, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014, 90870D (19 June 2014);

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