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dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Richard Christopher
dc.contributor.authorChandler, John Wells.
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Suzanne Elizabeth
dc.dateDecember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:26:29Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:26:29Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42789
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA fundamental problem in target detection is the separation of a target and its background, particularly when the target is camouflaged. It is possible to discern camouflaged objects in vegetative backgrounds using reflected light in the visible and infrared range. Reflectance data was taken of five camouflage nets draped over various vehicles with a predominately green background. The aim of this analysis was to reconstruct the spectrum of the observed scene using a linear combination of individual basis spectra called "pure" endmembers. Linear spectral mixing assumes that the observed spectral radiance may be modeled as a linear combination of members of a "pure" endmember spectral mixing library. The computer algorithm written for this analysis demonstrated the ability to use linear spectral mixing to reconstruct an observed spectrum. The analysis of the abundance mixtures showed that consistent exploitable patterns exist with this type of data. The task of reconstructing the observed spectra was performed with a crude, "non-pure" endmember library. Even greater success could be achieved with a more sophisticated and complete library.en_US
dc.format.extent85 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSpectral mixing of camouflaged targetsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (USN) authorsen_US
dc.identifier.oclcAAZ3019XP
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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