This paper presents four techniques that can be used to increase the effectiveness of Monte Carlo simulations of target-oriented optical (visible and infrared) imagery. Included are strategies to optimize looping structures and to simplify the simulation of algorithms that involve spatial moment calculations. Importance sampling for simulating low-probability events (e.g., miss or false alarm) is also discussed.
Richard S. Poulsen,
"Some Useful Results On The Simulation Of Optical Imagery", Proc. SPIE 0781, Infrared Image Processing and Enhancement, (16 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940539; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940539