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Adaptive real-time signal processing for image enhancement
Author(s): Firooz A. Sadjadi; Wing K. Au
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Paper Abstract

A significant need exists for autonomous landing of an aircraft in adverse weather conditions, e.g., fog, haze, rain or snow. Such systems must provide the pilot the ability to view the runway and its surrounding with timely display information for each weather landing category. The most important requirements of such vision systems include a large field-of-view, a high update/frame rate, and high spatial resolution at low glazing angle in poor visibility conditions. To satisfy these requirements, Honeywell's System and Research Center has developed and demonstrated through flight tests the feasibility of a synthetic vision system for aircraft landing. This paper introduces the concept of the synthetic vision system, based on the Honeywell 35 GHz millimeter wave radar. It provides a detailed discussion on the adaptive image enhancement algorithms and their real-time implementation. The algorithms include beam sharpening and range adaptive contrast enhancement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1962, Adaptive and Learning Systems II, (1 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150586
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Firooz A. Sadjadi, Machine Intelligence Corp. (United States)
Wing K. Au, Honeywell Systems & Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1962:
Adaptive and Learning Systems II
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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