Introductory Review of Target Discrimination Criteria
Final rept. 16 Apr-31 Dec 1991
DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA
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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 Johnsons 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 Johnsons criteria, 4 the use of Johnsons criteria in target discrimination, 5 the factors that influence the accuracy of Johnsons criteria and 6 the implication of Johnsons criteria inaccuracies on the application of these criteria to the Electro-Optical Tactical Decision Aids.
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