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Advances in image-intensified video camera systems
Author(s): Timothy Trudeau; Blair R. Dobbie; Jeff R. Lynam
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Paper Abstract

Current developments in head mounted night vision systems involve the use of various video cameras and displays. Many development efforts are aimed at generating digital video images of different parts of the EM spectrum and fusing this information into a single real time video image for the user. Image intensified video cameras are one of the camera types that are undergoing continuing development to serve this purpose. The topic of this paper is a discussion of the electronic architectures that may be used in designing such cameras. This camera development area has highlighted the importance of the downstream electronics that receives and processes the "raw" digital video signal coming from the miniature camera. Some of the significant video system architecture decisions bear on the partitioning of these downstream video processing functions throughout the overall vision system in which the camera resides. The rapidly evolving capabilities of the digital video electronic hardware that provides the video processing functions offer a wide choice of system architectures for video system design. In this paper the camera and its associated digital processing functions are discussed as an integrated camera system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5563, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563747
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy Trudeau, ITT Industries/Night Vision (United States)
Blair R. Dobbie, ITT Industries/Night Vision (United States)
Jeff R. Lynam, ITT Industries/Night Vision (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5563:
Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology
C. Bruce Johnson; Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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