23 June 2000 Noise and contrast comparison of visual and infrared images of hazards as seen inside an automobile
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Abstract
The purpose of this experiment was to quantitatively measure driver performance for detecting potential road hazards in visual and infrared (IR) imagery of road scenes containing varying combinations of contrast and noise. This pilot test is a first step toward comparing various IR and visual sensors and displays for the purpose of an enhanced vision system to go inside the driver compartment. Visible and IR road imagery obtained was displayed on a large screen and on a PC monitor and subject response times were recorded. Based on the response time, detection probabilities were computed and compared to the known time of occurrence of a driving hazard. The goal was to see what combinations of sensor, contrast and noise enable subjects to have a higher detection probability of potential driving hazards.
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Thomas J. Meitzler, Thomas J. Meitzler, Darryl Bryk, Darryl Bryk, Eui Jung Sohn, Eui Jung Sohn, Kimberly Lane, Kimberly Lane, David Bednarz, David Bednarz, Daniel Jusela, Daniel Jusela, Samuel Ebenstein, Samuel Ebenstein, Gregory H. Smith, Gregory H. Smith, Yelena Rodin, Yelena Rodin, James S. Rankin, James S. Rankin, Amer M. Samman, Amer M. Samman, } "Noise and contrast comparison of visual and infrared images of hazards as seen inside an automobile", Proc. SPIE 4023, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2000, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389337
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