28 June 2006 Task performance in astronomical adaptive optics
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Proceedings Volume 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II; 62721W (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672798
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2006, Orlando, Florida , United States
Abstract
In objective or task-based assessment of image quality, figures of merit are defined by the performance of some specific observer on some task of scientific interest. This methodology is well established in medical imaging but is just beginning to be applied in astronomy. In this paper we survey the theory needed to understand the performance of ideal or ideal-linear (Hotelling) observers on detection tasks with adaptive-optical data. The theory is illustrated by discussing its application to detection of exoplanets from a sequence of short-exposure images.
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Harrison H. Barrett, Kyle J. Myers, Nicholas Devaney, J. C. Dainty, Luca Caucci, "Task performance in astronomical adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 62721W (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672798; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672798
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Point spread functions

Adaptive optics

Stochastic processes

Astronomy

Signal detection

Imaging systems

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