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Meteor automatic imager and analyzer: system design and its parameters
Author(s): Karel Fliegel; Petr Páta; Stanislav Vítek; Pavel Koten
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Paper Abstract

A system for double station observation of the meteors now known as MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer) is introduced in the paper. This system is an evolution of current analog solution. The system is based on the two stations with the gigabite ethernet cameras, sensitive image intensifiers and automatic processing of the recorded image data. The aim of such design is to capture and analyze images of meteors down to masses of fractions of gram. This paper presents the measured electrooptical characteristics of the particular components and the overall performance of the new digital system in the comparison to the current analog solution. At first the optimal settings of various parameters for each subsystem (primary lens, image intensifier, secondary lens and camera) are determined. Then the set of test images is captured and analyzed. The analysis of the images captured with both artificial and real targets verifies the suitability of the selected system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7798, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIII, 77982B (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859935
Show Author Affiliations
Karel Fliegel, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Petr Páta, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Stanislav Vítek, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Pavel Koten, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7798:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIII
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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