23 May 2012 Human target acquisition performance
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The battlefield has shifted from armored vehicles to armed insurgents. Target acquisition (identification, recognition, and detection) range performance involving humans as targets is vital for modern warfare. The acquisition and neutralization of armed insurgents while at the same time minimizing fratricide and civilian casualties is a mounting concern. U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD has conducted many experiments involving human targets for infrared and reflective band sensors. The target sets include human activities, hand-held objects, uniforms & armament, and other tactically relevant targets. This paper will define a set of standard task difficulty values for identification and recognition associated with human target acquisition performance.
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Brian P. Teaney, Todd W. Du Bosq, Joseph P. Reynolds, Roger Thompson, Sameer Aghera, Steven K. Moyer, Eric Flug, Richard Espinola, Jonathan Hixson, "Human target acquisition performance", Proc. SPIE 8355, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIII, 835510 (23 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.979252; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.979252
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