Model for estimating target detection ranges in the visible spectrum

Zeev Zalevsky, Steven Lashansky, Arnon Goldman, Tamar Fridlander

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A general model is developed to estimate target detection ranges in the visible spectrum. The model takes into account the background and target luminance, atmospheric conditions, target reflectivity, size and angular velocity, sun and sky radiance, the spectral response and the angular resolution of the observation device as well as the time dedicated for scanning the field of regard. Computer simulations as well as experimental results were used to validate the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-205
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Visual Information Processing VIII - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 6 Apr 19996 Apr 1999


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