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Image Motion Compensation Using a Photon-Counting UV/Visible Detector
Author(s): Rainer M. E. Illing; Neal H. Zaun; Richard L. Bybee
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Paper Abstract

Real-time compensation for platform jitter and target motion has been demonstrated at ultraviolet wavelengths using a photon-counting detector. The detector, a multi-anode microchannel array (MAMA), is a rectangular array of pixels in which the (x,y) position of each received photon is recorded as a function of time. This method of recording photon events permits shifting the pixel address in a contolled fashion when each photon count is added to longterm memory. This shift in pixel address was used to compensate for target motion in the observation of a Scout rocket at 265 nm, thereby permitting measurements of the rocket plume size at this wavelength. The same technique was used in recent laboratory experiments, with the same 256x1024 MAMA array, to provide real-time compensation for platform jitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946896
Show Author Affiliations
Rainer M. E. Illing, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
Neal H. Zaun, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)
Richard L. Bybee, Ball Aerospace Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0932:
Ultraviolet Technology II
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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