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Multifunctional imaging systems
Author(s): Keith Lewis
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Paper Abstract

With the trend to seek solutions for persistent surveillance based on exploiting unmanned aircraft, there is interest in combining as many sensing functions in as small a system as possible, so that the endurance of the platform can be increased as far as possible. The challenge is to provide the means of discriminating diverse sets of targets in relation to their environments and to enable the identification of those targets with a reasonable level of confidence. Multifunctional systems can provide a way forward, especially if several sensors can be exploited through a common aperture. This paper provides a review of progress in the field, building on a process of bio-inspiration with some emphasis on the benefits that multi-spectral EO systems provide in relation to improved target recognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7096, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors II, 709603 (19 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.798530
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Keith Lewis, Sciovis, Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7096:
Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensors II
David P. Casasent; Stanley Rogers, Editor(s)

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