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Real-time image registration and fusion in a FPGA architecture (Ad-FIRE)
Author(s): T. Waters; L. Swan; R. Rickman
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Paper Abstract

Real-time Image Registration is a key processing requirement of Waterfall Solutions' image fusion system, Ad-FIRE, which combines the attributes of high resolution visible imagery with the spectral response of low resolution thermal sensors in a single composite image. Implementing image fusion at video frame rates typically requires a high bandwidth video processing capability which, within a standard CPU-type processing architecture, necessitates bulky, high power components. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) offer the prospect of low power/heat dissipation combined with highly efficient processing architectures for use in portable, battery-powered, passively cooled applications, such as Waterfall Solutions' hand-held or helmet-mounted Ad-FIRE system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8042, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics V; and Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2011, 80420Y (8 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883807
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T. Waters, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)
L. Swan, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)
R. Rickman, Waterfall Solutions Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8042:
Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics V; and Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2011
Jeff J. Güell; John Tudor Thomas; Daniel D. Desjardins; Kenneth L. Bernier, Editor(s)

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