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Registration techniques for speckle suppression in 2D LADAR image sequences
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Paper Abstract

Air Force Research Labs, Sensors Directorate has constructed and tested a coherent imaging system. The Laservision coherent imaging system resolution goals are compatible with long-range target identification based on the image characteristics of the target. The system received reflected coherent light from the laser using an optical telescope, which fed a CCD detector to collect the scene intensity. Registration of individual images remains a significant problem in the generation of accurate images collected using coherent imaging systems. An investigation of the performance of an image registration algorithm was conducted using data collected from a coherent optical imaging. The algorithm under study was implemented on a general-purpose computer running the MATLAB simulation environment. This paper documents the performance of the proposed technique compared to that of the cross-correlation algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5672, Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems IV, (1 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588336
Show Author Affiliations
Darren R. Sabo, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Stephen C. Cain, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5672:
Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems IV
Edward R. Dougherty; Jaakko T. Astola; Karen O. Egiazarian, Editor(s)

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