1 December 1992 Evaluation of forward-looking infrared sensors for automatic target recognition using an information-theoretic approach
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The development of an information-theoretic image measure for sensor evaluation, under contract to the United States Air Force, is described. Although current approaches are based on human perception models, a need exists for evaluation of sensors for automatic target cuing/automatic target recognition (ATC/ATR) systems. Such an evaluation should be performed in terms of the probabilities of detection/identification and false alarms, independent of the idiosyncrasies of the specific ATC/ATR algorithms. Such an approach based on the information-theoretic content of images for the target versus background separability is being developed and applied to evaluating sensors using the tower test data collected at the Wright Laboratories.
Lloyd G. Clark, Lloyd G. Clark, Leonid I. Perlovsky, Leonid I. Perlovsky, William H. Schoendorf, William H. Schoendorf, Charles P. Plum, Charles P. Plum, Terry L. Keller, Terry L. Keller, } "Evaluation of forward-looking infrared sensors for automatic target recognition using an information-theoretic approach," Optical Engineering 31(12), (1 December 1992). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.60009 . Submission:
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