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System modelling of a real-time passive millimeter-wave imager to be used for base security and helicopter navigation in degraded visual environments
Author(s): Colin D. Cameron; Rupert N. Anderton; James G. Burnett; Jeff J. Güell; Jack Sanders-Reed; Dennis J. Yelton
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design of an improved passive millimeter wave imaging system intended to be used for military forward operating base security in degraded visual environments. A simple end-to-end model of such an imager is described, including a simple scene model based on transformations applied to visible and infrared imagery, optical aberrations, focal plane sampling, scan conversion, receiver performance and image processing algorithms. The use of such a model as a design tool is discussed, especially with regard to optimizing scan conversion and image processing algorithms. The expected performance of the latest imager design is predicted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2014
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9087, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014, 908709 (19 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053282
Show Author Affiliations
Colin D. Cameron, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Rupert N. Anderton, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
James G. Burnett, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Jeff J. Güell, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Jack Sanders-Reed, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Dennis J. Yelton, The Boeing Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9087:
Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2014
Jeff J. Güell; Jack Sanders-Reed, Editor(s)

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