1 May 1990 Active-passive detection of multipixel targets
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Proceedings Volume 1222, Laser Radar V; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18364
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Multifunction laser radar systems can collect two-dimensional target images of intensity, range, or velocity, and many such systems augment their active-sensor channel with a FLIR channel. This paper addresses the problem of optimal target detection using such an active-passive sensor, focusing on the performance benefits that accrue when multidimensional data-active-sensor range, velocity, and intensity, plus passive-sensor intensity - are combined in the detection processor. Generalized likelihood ratio tests are derived for active-passive detection processing, and quantitative performance results - receiver operating characteristics - are obtained through computer simulation of pixel-level statistics. The performance predictions for the gamut of multidimensional, multipixel detection processors are confirmed via experiments performed using a multidimensional laser radar test bed.
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Stephen M. Hannon, Stephen M. Hannon, Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Jeffrey H. Shapiro, } "Active-passive detection of multipixel targets", Proc. SPIE 1222, Laser Radar V, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18364; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18364


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