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Computer Simulation Of Spatial Nonuniformity Correction In A Staring Sensor
Author(s): Lizzie Cheung; Eustace Dereniak; Dave Perry; Tim Rogne
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a computer model of a staring thermal imaging sensor with respect to spatial nonuniformities. The staring sensor is a two-dimensional array of infrared detectors that is often called a focal plane array (FPA). Microscopic differences in the fabrication of a detector and nonuniformity in the input and output circuits of the charge-coupled device (CCD) can cause spatial nonuniformities across the FPA. Thus an image viewed by such a sensor will be covered with spatial noise for which correction should be made. Since the computer model can generate output images for a staring sensor with spatial nonuniformities, the objective of this paper is to present a computer simulation of the one-point and two-point spatial nonuniformity correction of a staring sensor. The corrections will be performed on flat fields and barcharts with spatial noise. The signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) for the bars and the background will be calculated before and after the correction. In addition, the simulated image after correction will be evaluated by comparing it with an image from a real system. The limits and assumptions of the simulation also will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1988
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0972, Infrared Technology XIV, (7 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948291
Show Author Affiliations
Lizzie Cheung, University of Arizona (United States)
Eustace Dereniak, University of Arizona (United States)
Dave Perry, University of Arizona (United States)
Tim Rogne, Optimetrics, Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0972:
Infrared Technology XIV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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