Performance measurement in point source target detection

Meir Bar-Tal, S. R. Rotman

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Certain point target detection algorithms applied to digital images can be evaluated through a formalism involving the generation of a threshold picture, i.e., replacing each actual pixel value with a threshold calculated from the background. Methods to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each algorithm are presented using this threshold picture. Moreover, the calculation of an electro-optical system sensitivity parameter (minimum detectable signal) is presented, based on the threshold image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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