Direct view optics model for facial identification

Ronald G. Driggers, Steve Moyer, Keith Krapels, Lou Larsen, Jonathan Fanning, Jonathan G. Hixson, Richard H. Vollmerhausen

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4 Scopus citations


Direct view optics is a class of sensors to include the human eye and the human eye coupled to rifle scopes, spotter scopes, binoculars, and telescopes. The target acquisition model for direct view optics is based on the contrast threshold function of the eye with a modification for the optics modulation transfer function and the optical magnification. In this research, we extend the direct view model for the application of facial identification. The model is described and the experimental method for calibrating the task of human facial identification is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInfrared Imaging Systems
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII
ISBN (Print)0819466654, 9780819466655
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2007Apr 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceInfrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

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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