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Imaging Systems

Probability of identification cycle criterion (N50∕N90) for underwater mine target acquisition

[+] Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Driggers

U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Modeling and Simulation Division, 10221 Burbeck Road, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia 22060-5806

James S. Taylor

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Naval Coastal Systems Station, 6703 West Highway 98, Panama City, Florida 32407

Keith Krapels

Office of Naval Research-312, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Virginia 22203

Opt. Eng. 46(3), 033201 (March 14, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2715458
History: Received June 29, 2006; Revised August 25, 2006; Accepted August 28, 2006; Published March 14, 2007
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This research describes the derivation of a 50% probability of identification cycle criterion (N50) for a set of underwater mines. Various levels of blur were applied to eight underwater mines and four nonmine objects with nine aspects in the visible spectra. Results were analyzed as a function of blur level and target size to give identification probability as a function of resolvable cycles on target. The results are applicable to underwater mine target acquisition estimates for visible electro-optical imaging systems and for laser-illuminated, range-gated imaging systems. This research provides for the design and analysis of electro-optical systems in the identification of underwater mines.

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Ronald G. Driggers ; James S. Taylor, Jr. and Keith Krapels
"Probability of identification cycle criterion (N50∕N90) for underwater mine target acquisition", Opt. Eng. 46(3), 033201 (March 14, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2715458


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