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Merlin microbolometer camera calibration
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Paper Abstract

The Low Cost Gun Launched Seeker is a component of the Navy's effort to develop effective weapons for surface fire support missions by enhancing the performance of projectiles like the Extended Range Guided Munitions with low-cost, uncooled infrared (IR) staring focal plane array terminal seekers. IR target images for validating target detection algorithms were collected using a Merlin long wave camera from Indigo Systems. This paper characterizes the camera in order to develop performance parameters for simulating the seeker and to understand features in the imagery. These parameters include temperature response, temporal noise characteristics, fixed pattern noise, and the modulation transfer function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4372, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XII, (10 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.439151
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William J. Green, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Donald E. Maurer, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4372:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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