Different investigators have published different relationships for the same problem of predicting the signal-to-noise ratio for incoherent passive detection of infrared radiation. The results of two authors are compared, and a possible basis for the differences is explained.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Dennis F. Flanigan, "Discrepancies between two formulations of signal-to-noise ratio for background-limited detection," Appl. Opt. 34, 2721-2723 (1995)