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Suppression of subpixel sensor jitter fluctuations using temporal whitening
Author(s): Steven M. Adler-Golden; Steven C. Richtsmeier; Robert M. Shroll
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Paper Abstract

Sensor jitter introduces non-white noise fluctuations in imagery of cluttered scenes. These fluctuations are a major source of interference in the detection of weak time-dependent signals, which may be associated with a subject's appearance, motion, or brightness modulation. Due to the presence of sensor pattern noise and uncertainty in the scene's subpixel spatial structure, standard frame-to-frame registration methods have limited ability to model and remove these fluctuations. A simple temporal whitening approach, applicable to a wide variety of imaging systems, is found to be highly effective for suppressing subpixel jitter effects, leading to dramatic (up to several orders of magnitude) improvement in signal detection ability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6969, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2008, 69691D (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780005
Show Author Affiliations
Steven M. Adler-Golden, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Steven C. Richtsmeier, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Robert M. Shroll, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6969:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2008
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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