Mitigation algorithms can improve the target acquisition performance of imaging systems in atmospheric turbulence. We quantify this improvement using perception tests and develop a model that predicts sensor/observer ID performance with software-based turbulence mitigation algorithms.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.7060) Remote sensing and sensors : Turbulence
R. L. Espinola and J. Cha, "Modeling the Performance of Turbulence Mitigation Algorithms in Targeting Imagers," in Imaging Systems, OSA technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper IWA4.