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System considerations of aerial infrared imaging for wide-area persistent surveillance
Author(s): Melvin R. Kruer; John N. Lee; Dale Linne von Berg; John Grant Howard; Jason Edelberg
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Paper Abstract

Wide field-of-view infrared sensor and data acquisition and exploitation systems are being developed and tested for detecting activity and threats over extended areas. Limitations on the total number of pixels available in infrared arrays precipitate sensor design discussions on achieving the widest total field-of-view while achieving small ground sample distance to allow automated tracking and activity detection. In order to allow accurate imagery geo-location, the sensors optical characteristics as well as its location and orientation must be accurately recorded with each image. This paper will discuss system considerations of infrared imaging sensors for wide area persistent surveillance. We will present some uses of an advanced day/night sensors for wide area persistent surveillance that use large, high quality mid-wave infrared (MWIR) staring arrays in a fast step-stare stabilized mount and a Windows based data acquisition and exploitation system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8014, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXII, 80140J (12 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887528
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Melvin R. Kruer, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John N. Lee, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dale Linne von Berg, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John Grant Howard, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jason Edelberg, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8014:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXII
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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