Target acquisition probabilities for image motion and vibration

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The effect of low frequency mechanical vibrations in the image plane on thermal imaging target acquisition is considered. A model is described that takes as input the mechanical vibration data such as amplitude and frequency and the physical characteristics of the target. The output is the probability of detection as a function of time. Analysis indicates that even low amplitude vibration greatly affects the predicted target detection times and, hence, the utility of the infrared system in realistic scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-120
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 8 Jul 1994
EventInfrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing V 1994 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 19948 Apr 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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