1 June 2003 Use of a photosimulation laboratory for estimating vehicle detection probability
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Optical Engineering, 42(6), (2003). doi:10.1117/1.1572888
A method is described for using a photosimulation laboratory environment to evaluate the effectiveness of camouflage for military vehicles. There are distinct advantages to acquiring images at the field site and then bringing them back to a laboratory environment for observer testing versus taking the subjects out to the field for estimating detection probability. Laboratory testing using field-acquired imagery provides a repeatable, secure, and relatively low-cost way to generate consistent data for the measurement of the effectiveness of camouflage relative to a baseline vehicle, and the calibration and validation of target acquisition models. A laboratory test procedure is described in which a baseline light armored vehicle (LAV) is compared to a treated LAV in the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Visual Perception Laboratory (VPL) using imagery collected from the field in the manner prescribed by an experimental design.
Thomas J. Meitzler, David Bednarz, Darryl Bryk, Kimberly Lane, Euijung Sohn, "Use of a photosimulation laboratory for estimating vehicle detection probability," Optical Engineering 42(6), (1 June 2003). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1572888


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