Introduction to Dr. Samantha Chambers' Night Vision Goggles video

April 16, 2015

Dr. Samantha Chambers is an electronics engineer (optics) for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. She works in the Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Perceptual Sciences Branch.

Chambers' research involves constructing a computer model to analyze the focus constraints of night-vision devices. She created a texture and edge-based computational model to determine the saliency of a region of interest in imagery at various focus distances. Her model is used to evaluate imagery to determine if an ROI stands out from its background or is camouflaged by its background. This is important to improve the way night-vision devices are focused by the user to accurately identify threats.

Chambers is a key investigator on other projects related to improving the performance of Soldiers using night-vision devices. She was the primary engineer responsible for the development of video-based IED training that is currently in use by 50 Army and Marine counter-IED integration cells throughout the United States and in Germany, Korea, Japan and Italy. Her research has the potential to improve the usability of night-vision goggles.


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Last Update / Reviewed: April 16, 2015