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Calibration and display of distributed aperture sensor systems
Author(s): Jason Dale; David Dwyer
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Paper Abstract

Distributed aperture sensor (DAS) systems can enhance the situational awareness of operators in both manned and unmanned platforms. In such a system, images from multiple sensors must be registered and fused into a seamless panoramic mosaic in real time, whilst being displayed with very low latency to an operator. This paper describes an algorithm for solving the multiple-image alignment problem and an architecture that leverages the power of consumer graphics processing units (GPU) to provide a live panoramic mosaic display. We also describe other developments aimed at integrating high resolution imagery from an independently steerable fused TV/IR sensor into the mosaic, panorama stabilisation and automatic target detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6559, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2007, 65590G (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718583
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Jason Dale, Octec Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Dwyer, Octec Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6559:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2007
Jacques G. Verly; Jeff J. Guell, Editor(s)

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