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Compact-optical-correlator-based helmet tracking system
Author(s): Nicholas J. New; Tim D. Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

We present a high-speed compact Binary Phase Joint Transform Correlator system based on a single liquid crystal over silicon spatial light modulator. The system is capable of processing images of 320*120 pixel resolution at frame rates currently limited to around 40 frames per second by the choice of camera within the system. The system is presented in the context of an image comparator system in a fighter aircraft cockpit, which is used to track the view of the pilot. This is achieved by using a helmet-mounted camera to provide the input scenes and some of the inherent properties of the Joint Transform Correlator. Results from an experimental prototype are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4387, Optical Pattern Recognition XII, (20 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421151
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Nicholas J. New, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Tim D. Wilkinson, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4387:
Optical Pattern Recognition XII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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