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High-resolution real-time restoration of atmospherically distorted infrared images
Author(s): Dan Sadot; G. Lorman; R. Lapardon; Norman S. Kopeika
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Paper Abstract

Restoration of thermal images distorted by the atmosphere, detected with a focal plane array (FPA) Pt-Si thermal imaging system, is presented. The restoration method is based upon atmospheric modulation transfer function (MTF) analysis. Using turbulence and aerosol MTF prediction models, atmospheric distortions and image degradation are modeled. Restoration results indicate significant improvement in image quality. However, it is critical to include the unique shape of aerosol MTF when modeling atmospheric MTF in order to obtain good restoration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2302, Image Reconstruction and Restoration, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188068
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Sadot, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
G. Lorman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
R. Lapardon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2302:
Image Reconstruction and Restoration
Timothy J. Schulz; Donald L. Snyder, Editor(s)

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