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The application of microbolometers in 360-degree ground vehicle situational awareness
Author(s): David K. Breakfield; Dan Plemons
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Paper Abstract

BAE Systems and the US Army have conducted a series of investigative studies and on-vehicle evaluations of 360°, indirect viewing and ground vehicle vision systems. The studies consider a range of system options for establishing a close-in, real-time, image-based situational awareness system for day and nighttime vehicle operation. Multi-spectral imaging assets were utilized in combination with image processing techniques to extend situational awareness and support the operation of armored vehicles during "closed-hatch" exercises. The study findings include the central role of uncooled IR Microbolometers as a foundational element of day/night vehicle indirect vision systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72981K (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818984
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David K. Breakfield, BAE Systems (United States)
Dan Plemons, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7298:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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