Accession Number : ADA254954


Title :   Introductory Review of Target Discrimination Criteria


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Apr-31 Dec 1991


Corporate Author : DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA


Personal Author(s) : Donohue, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254954.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : This report presents results of investigations to determine the validity of certain assumptions and criteria used in the development of the Sensor Performance Model (SPM), which is part of the Electro-Optical Tactical Decision Aids (EOTDA) software program. The investigations were based upon a literature review of works by John Johnson, Herschel Self, Lucien Biberman, David Schmieder and other authors knowledgeable in the electro-optical field. The investigations sought to answer several issues related to target discrimination criteria and the role of Johnson's criteria in defining target discrimination. Among the issues to be addressed were: 1) the levels of target discrimination, 2) the definition of each target discrimination level, 3) the definition of Johnson's criteria, 4) the use of Johnson's criteria in target discrimination, 5) the factors that influence the accuracy of Johnson's criteria and 6) the implication of Johnson's criteria inaccuracies on the application of these criteria to the Electro-Optical Tactical Decision Aids.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL DETECTION , *TARGET DISCRIMINATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DETECTION , MODELS , CLUTTER , OPTICAL IMAGES , SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO , TARGET RECOGNITION , ELECTROOPTICS , DETECTORS


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE