Accession Number:

ADA456809

Title:

Use of a Photosimulation Laboratory for Estimating Vehicle Detection Probability and Comparing Detection Metrics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI

Report Date:

2003-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A method is described for using a photosimulation laboratory environment to compare detection metrics and 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 by the authors in which a baseline Light Armored Vehicle LAV is compared to a treated LAV in the TACOM Visual Perception Laboratory VPL using imagery collected from the field in the manner prescribed by an experimental design.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Optical Countermeasures
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE