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Advanced thermal imaging system for tank sights
Author(s): Seok Min Hong; Hyun Sook Kim; Wee Kyung Yu; Guk Hwan Lee; Eon Suk Yoon; Yong Chan Park; Se Chol Choi; Joo Hyoung Lee
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Paper Abstract

A new second generation advanced thermal imager, which can be used for battle tank sight has been developed in Korea. The IR optics has dual field of views such as 2.67×2° in NFOV and 10×7.5° in WFOV. This system uses a 480×6 TDI HgCdTe detector, operating in the 8-12μm wavelength, made by Sofradir. In order to correct non-uniformity of detector array, the two point correction method has been developed by using the thermo electric cooler. Additionally, to enhance the image of low contrast and improve the detection capability, the new technique of histogram processing has been proposed. Through these image processing techniques, we obtained the high quality thermal image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602283
Show Author Affiliations
Seok Min Hong, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Hyun Sook Kim, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Wee Kyung Yu, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Guk Hwan Lee, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Eon Suk Yoon, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Yong Chan Park, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Se Chol Choi, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)
Joo Hyoung Lee, Agency for Defense Development (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5783:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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