Surveillance and Reconnaissance Imaging Systems

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März 2001



This one-of-a-kind resource helps you predict the information potential of new surveillance system designs, compare and select from alternative measures of information extraction, relate the performance of tactical acquisition sensors and surveillance sensors, and understand the relative importance of each element of the image chain on S&R system performance.


Introduction - Modeling Applications. Conceptual S&R Model. Performance Prediction Approaches. Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems - Introduction. Imaging with IR and EO Sensors. Image Formation. Imaging System parameters. Synthetic Aperture Radar. Choice of Imaging Sensors. Examples of Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensors. Historical Review of S&R Modeling - Pre-1950. 1950-1970. 1970-Present. Linear Shift Invariant Imaging Systems - Linearity and Shift Invariance. The Impulse Function. The Fourier Series and Fourier Transform. LSI Imaging System. Imaging in the Space and Frequency Domain. Imaging With Components. Simplifying LSI Imager Analysis to One Dimension. Sampled Imaging Systems. SAR Impulse Response and Transfer Function. Information Extraction Measures - Direct Performance Measures. Theory of Signal Detection. Range/Time Measures. Performance Estimate Measures. Information and Difference Metrics. Information Extraction Performance Predictors - Scale, Resolution, and Sharpness. Contrast and Noise. Artifacts. Summary Measures. Target and Environmental Considerations - Target Effects. Deception and Denial. Atmospheric Effects. Image Processing Considerations - Bandwidth Compression. Enhancement Processing. Display and Observer Considerations - Displays. Observer Characteristics. Observer Models. Performance Prediction Models - Parameter-based Models. Image-Based Models. Sensor Performance Conversions - Johnson Criteria and NIIRS. Conversion with Models. Comparing Sensor Performance Conversions. Performance Conversion as a Function of Target Size. Conclusions and Future Directions - Spectral Domain. Temporal Effects. Search. SAR.


Jon C. Leachtenauer formed his own consulting agency, J/M Leachtenauer Associates, Inc, and is currently a consultant to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He is the author of over 150 technical reports, as well as numerous published papers covering all aspects of the image exploitation process. Mr. Leachtenauer holds an A.B. and M.S. in Geology from Syracuse University. Ronald G. Driggers is a senior engineer with the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate and is the U.S. representative to the NATO panel on advanced thermal imager characterization. Dr. Driggers is the author of two other books on infrared and electro-optic systems and has published over 30 refereed journal papers. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis.
EAN: 9781580531320
ISBN: 1580531326
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001
Seitenanzahl: 399 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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