1 June 2003 Use of a photosimulation laboratory for estimating vehicle detection probability
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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.
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Thomas J. Meitzler, Thomas J. Meitzler, David Bednarz, David Bednarz, Darryl Bryk, Darryl Bryk, Kimberly Lane, Kimberly Lane, Euijung Sohn, 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 . Submission:
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