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Generic EO Sensor Simulator
Author(s): Alexander Akerman; George A. Hoffman
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Paper Abstract

A generic sensor simulation has been developed which emulates the imagery produced by closed circuit television sensors. Applications to date include a monochromatic vidicon and a color CCD camera. The core software program was extracted from the MARSAM II model1 embedded within the Avionics Laboratory Sensor Performance Model (ALSPM)2. The program is written in FORTRAN and runs on a VAX which hosts a Gould Image Array Processor. The latter is programmed at the driver level using LEVEL 0 commands to enhance execution speed. The entire program is very user friendly, with menu prompting and default parameters provided. The operator/analyst is provided the option at each of the processing steps of assigning a specific parameterization corresponding to the electro-optical attributes of the sensor. Such parameters can be entered on a trial basis for temporary evaluation, and then discarded if found to be unsatisfactory. Such changes are made on-line in an operator interactive mode, thereby making the simulator a powerful design tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0940, Infrared Scene Simulation: Systems, Requirements, Calibration, Devices, and Modeling, (14 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947159
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Akerman, I-MATH Associates, Inc. (United States)
George A. Hoffman, I-MATH Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0940:
Infrared Scene Simulation: Systems, Requirements, Calibration, Devices, and Modeling
R. Barry Johnson; Milton J. Triplett, Editor(s)

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