21 September 1992 Performance assessment methodology for ground vehicle infrared and visual signature countermeasures
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The Army performance assessment methodology for visual and infrared countermeasures typically uses an area weighted average temperature/contrast (AWAT or AWAC) description of an equivalent uniform target in a uniform background scene. A simplistic target/background description is not sufficient to evaluate most signature countermeasure (CM) applications. This paper analyzes alternative strategies for using a realistic target/background model to achieve valid assessments of CM technology.
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Grant R. Gerhart, Thomas J. Meitzler, "Performance assessment methodology for ground vehicle infrared and visual signature countermeasures", Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137860; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137860
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Infrared signatures

Data modeling

Target acquisition

Visualization

Modulation transfer functions

Sensors

Target detection

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