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13 November 1996 Target detection using infrared spectral sensors
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Infrared spectral sensors are being investigated as a means for day and night target detection. Target detection performance was estimated using the multiband signal-to- clutter (SCR). The average SCR for a variety of targets and back-grounds can be calculated from Fourier transform spectrometer measurements previously made at vegetated and desert locations. The variation in average SCR was examined as a function of number of spectral bands, locations of bands, and potential sensor noise level for a variety of air-to-ground target detection geometries. The results are useful for assessing the utility and feasibility of infrared spectral target detection and also for specifying future sensor parameters.
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Craig R. Schwartz, Jack N. Cederquist, and Michael T. Eismann "Target detection using infrared spectral sensors", Proc. SPIE 2819, Imaging Spectrometry II, (13 November 1996);

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