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Advanced test systems for production testing of cameras with day/night and visible/NIR capabilities
Author(s): Tim Bryant; Alan Irwin; Paul Bryant; Steve McHugh
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the latest developments in instrumentation for military fixed and head-mounted camera test and evaluation. SBIR has completed development of a new variable contrast test system for evaluating camera day/night mode performance. The system utilizes an integrating sphere with variable, full field-of-regard background illumination combined with a collimator, controlled ambient background, a set of variably illuminated chrome-on-glass targets, and visible/NIR filters. The system employs precision azimuth and elevation motion stages to facilitate FOV size and uniformity evaluation. SBIR’s IRWindowsTM software provides a series of automated tests such as boresight, MTF, MRTD, FPN, pixel defects, spectral response and dynamic range/contrast. The system uses a second integrating sphere with a variable luminance control to measure FOV uniformity, individual pixel response, and automatic brightness control efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5784, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVI, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604028
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Tim Bryant, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Alan Irwin, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Paul Bryant, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)
Steve McHugh, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5784:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVI
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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