26 April 2018 MRTD: man versus machine
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We present Minimum-Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD) curves obtained by letting an ensemble of observers judge how many of the six four-bar patterns they can “see” in a set of images taken with different bar-to-background contrasts. The same images are analyzed using elemental signal analysis algorithms and machine-analysis based MRTD curves are obtained. We show that by adjusting the minimum required signal-to-noise ratio the machine-based MRTDs are very similar to the ones obtained with the help of the human observers.
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Arthur D. van Rheenen, Arthur D. van Rheenen, Petter Taule, Petter Taule, Jan Brede Thomassen, Jan Brede Thomassen, Eirik Blix Madsen, Eirik Blix Madsen, } "MRTD: man versus machine", Proc. SPIE 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX, 106250N (26 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304581; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304581
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