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Multisensor airborne imagery collection and processing onboard small unmanned systems
Author(s): Dale Linne von Berg; Scott A. Anderson; Alan Bird; Niel Holt; Melvin Kruer; Thomas J. Walls; Michael L. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

FEATHAR (Fusion, Exploitation, Algorithms, and Targeting for High-Altitude Reconnaissance) is an ONR funded effort to develop and test new tactical sensor systems specifically designed for small manned and unmanned platforms (payload weight < 50 lbs). This program is being directed and executed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in conjunction with the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL). FEATHAR has developed and integrated EyePod, a combined long-wave infrared (LWIR) and visible to near infrared (VNIR) optical survey & inspection system, with NuSAR, a combined dual band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system. These sensors are being tested in conjunction with other ground and airborne sensor systems to demonstrate intelligent real-time cross-sensor cueing and in-air data fusion. Results from test flights of the EyePod and NuSAR sensors will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7668, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VII, 766807 (24 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850775
Show Author Affiliations
Dale Linne von Berg, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Anderson, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Alan Bird, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Niel Holt, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Melvin Kruer, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas J. Walls, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michael L. Wilson, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7668:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VII
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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