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Digital scan converter for nonstandard camera images
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Paper Abstract

A Digital Scan Converter (DISC) has been developed which accepts input from a non-standard IR camera configured around 2nd Generation 288 X 4 element linear MCT-FPA and generates CCIR-B signal. The open-ended architecture of DISC allows it to be used with minor modifications for any other non-standard IR/visible cameras. The input for DISC is 288 X 576 pixels frame data available as two channels of 8 bit digital data (compensated for CDS and NUC) at 10 MSPS; the frame update rate being 25 Hz. The DISC architecture is based on Ping-Pong concept wherein input frame data gets written on one set of SRAMs and data for display read at CCIR-B rate from another set of SRAMs. The design takes care of camera specific signal processing requirement such as (1) providing delays between odd and even pixel data which arises due to staggered configuration of the detector. (2) Sequencing of pixels in vertical columns from a pseudo random sequence which arises due to off-focal plane multiplexing of detector outputs. (3) Interpolation of image in elevation. The CCIR-B sync generation is implemented using PLDs. Provision for symbology/RS422 interface is kept in design. Parallel and pipelined processing makes the DISC suitable for real time implementation of image processing algorithms. Entire design hardware has also been implemented using XILINX FPGA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3870, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III, (28 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373216
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Neeta Kandpal, Instruments Research & Development Establishment (India)
Banmali S. Rawat, Instruments Research & Development Establishment (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3870:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie, Editor(s)

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