New metric for predicting target acquisition performance

Richard H. Vollmerhausen, Eddie Jacobs, Ronald G. Driggers

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34 Scopus citations


A new target acquisition metric has been developed which provides better accuracy than the Johnson criteria. Further, unlike the Johnson criteria, the new metric can be applied directly to sampled imagers and to imagers which exhibit colored (spectrally weighted) noise or frequency boost. This paper describes the new metric. Experimental data are provided showing the problems with the Johnson criteria and illustrating the robust performance of the new metric.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-40
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis Modeling, and Testing XIV - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2003Apr 24 2003


  • Image quality
  • Performance metrics
  • Target acquisition
  • Target identification

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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