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Advances in low-light-level video imaging
Author(s): Richard A. Sturz
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Paper Abstract

Video imaging under low light level conditions necessitates a light amplification device to overcome the inherent lack of sensitivity of today's CCD video camera. Traditionally the microchannel plate image intensifier developed for military night vision goggles has been employed in front of a CCD camera to achieve low light level video imaging. Until recently the variety of these devices has been limited to two types, the Gen II and Gen III. These offered good sensitivity, spectral response, and usable resolution. Recent developments have greatly increased the variety of spectral responses, quantum efficiencies, and greater resolution within the Gen II and Gen III types. These new intensifiers coupled to today's CCD cameras and accompanying electronic controls have resulted in low-light-level video imaging previously unattainable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2555, Airborne Reconnaissance XIX, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218605
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Richard A. Sturz, Xybion Electronic Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2555:
Airborne Reconnaissance XIX
Wallace G. Fishell; Arthur A. Andraitis; Paul A. Henkel; Alfred C. Crane, Editor(s)

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