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Foveated imager providing reduced time-to-threat detection for micro unmanned aerial system
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Paper Abstract

A foveated imager providing a panoramic field of view with simultaneous region of interest optical zoom for use on a micro unmanned aerial vehicle is described. The foveated imager reduces size, weight and power by imaging both wide and telephoto fields onto a single detector. The balance of resolution between panoramic and zoom fields is optimized against the goals of threat detection and identification with a small unmanned aerial system, resulting in a 3X reduction in target identification time compared to conventional systems. A description of the design trades and the evaluation of a prototype electro-optical system are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8360, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications IX, 836002 (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919472
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Rob Bates, FiveFocal LLC (United States)
Kenny Kubala, FiveFocal LLC (United States)
Adam Greengard, FiveFocal LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8360:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications IX
Daniel J. Henry; Davis A. Lange; Dale Linne von Berg; Darrell L. Young; Kenneth L. Bernier; Jeff J. Guell; Sreekanth Danny Rajan, Editor(s)

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