K Factor
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K Factor

The relative measure of a sensor's ability to distinguish one object from another.
Theoretically (but not in practice) it is the distance between the mean locations of two observed objects given normal distributions and standard deviations for both objects.

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In vehicle operations, the ratio of the minimum operating separation between two vehicles to the maximum emergency stopping distance. Normally, the factor is greater than 1 to provide a margin of safety.

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K Factor has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Ballistic Missile Defense, Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual.

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