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IR FPA sensor characterization and analysis using Matlab tm
Author(s): Michael J. Burke; William H. Wan
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Paper Abstract

This paper documents the Matlab routines used to conduct infrared focal plane array (IR-FPA) sensor data analysis. Matlab is a commercially available software package that enables users to conduct a multitude of data analysis, file I/O, and generation of graphics with little or no computer programming skills. This effort was conducted in support of the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command-Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's (TACOM-ARDEC) 120 mm Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM). PGMM's sensor included a 256 X 256 mid-band IR-FPA. This paper summarizes a primer generated to help train PGMM sensor engineers to use Matlab for conducting IR-FPA image analysis. A brief system description of the PGMM IR sensor will be presented, and follow by discussion on the Matlab IR-FPA image analysis, such as measurement of; FPA operability, Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference, temporal noise, spatial noise, as well as gain and offset calibration for non-uniformity correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3377, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing IX, (26 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319388
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Michael J. Burke, U.S. Army (United States)
William H. Wan, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3377:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing IX
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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