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Sensor image augmentation to avoid saturation
Author(s): Kohei Funabiki; Hiroka Tsuda; Kazuho Tawada; Takashi Yoshida
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Paper Abstract

A method to enhance the legibility of FLIR (Forward-Looking Infra Red) images was invented and evaluated by flight test. The method intends to avoid image saturation when a pilot is looking for low temperature objects of interest in an image dominated by high temperature areas, such as searching for objects on a cooler land area in an image mostly filled with a warmer sea area. The method utilizes a 2D mask generated from 3D object of interest data, and overlays the raw image. The effectiveness of the method was evaluated by flight tests in which the processed image was presented on a HMD (Helmet Mounted Display). The flight tests confirmed the enhanced image legibility brought by the method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8041, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVI: Design and Applications, 804108 (8 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885211
Show Author Affiliations
Kohei Funabiki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hiroka Tsuda, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuho Tawada, Shimadzu Corp. (Japan)
Takashi Yoshida, NEC Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8041:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVI: Design and Applications
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig, Editor(s)

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