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Design and testing of a dual-band enhanced vision system
Author(s): Scott P. Way; Richard Kerr; Joseph J. Imamura; Dan Arnoldy; Dick Zeylmaker; Greg Zuro
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Paper Abstract

An effective enhanced vision system must operate over a broad spectral range in order to offer a pilot an optimized scene that includes runway background as well as airport lighting and aircraft operations. The large dynamic range of intensities of these images is best handled with separate imaging sensors. The EVS 2000 is a patented dual-band Infrared Enhanced Vision System (EVS) utilizing image fusion concepts. It has the ability to provide a single image from uncooled infrared imagers combined with SWIR, NIR or LLLTV sensors. The system is designed to provide commercial and corporate airline pilots with improved situational awareness at night and in degraded weather conditions but can also be used in a variety of applications where the fusion of dual band or multiband imagery is required. A prototype of this system was recently fabricated and flown on the Boeing Advanced Technology Demonstrator 737-900 aircraft. This paper will discuss the current EVS 2000 concept, show results taken from the Boeing Advanced Technology Demonstrator program, and discuss future plans for the fusion system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5074, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX, (10 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487759
Show Author Affiliations
Scott P. Way, Max-Viz Inc. (United States)
Richard Kerr, Max-Viz Inc. (United States)
Joseph J. Imamura, Max-Viz Inc. (United States)
Dan Arnoldy, Max-Viz Inc. (United States)
Dick Zeylmaker, Max-Viz Inc. (United States)
Greg Zuro, Max-Viz Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5074:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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