24 April 1980 Signal Processor Design For Quantum-Noise-Limited Target/Background Discrimination
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Proceedings Volume 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958536
Event: 1980 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Every improvement in infrared detector sensitivity afforded by modern technology amplifies apparent background "clutter", and complicates the task of designing target/background discrimination algorithms for autonomous surveillance systems. To the extent that background clutter rather than detector sensitivity limits over-all performance, the sensitivity inherent in the detector is not being fully exploited. In this paper we design adaptive threshold point target detectors that operate in the background-shot-noise-limited regime against structured backgrounds.
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Richard A. Steinberg, Richard A. Steinberg, } "Signal Processor Design For Quantum-Noise-Limited Target/Background Discrimination", Proc. SPIE 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles, (24 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958536; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958536


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