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Real-Time Quasi-Three-Dimensional Display Of Infrared Radar Images
Author(s): D. R. Sullivan; R. C. Harney; J. S. Martin
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Paper Abstract

A range/intensity mapping algorithm suitable for displaying active infrared radar images in real-time using pseudocolor is discussed. The availability of range as well as intensity in an active system requires the development of a multidimensional signal processing technique. The high resolution of an optical imaging system combined with conventional radar techniques provide a unique real-time image unattainable using microwave radar. By mapping range information into hues and intensity information. into different apparent brightness levels of each hue, a three-dimensional quality can be imparted to infrared imagery. Examples of its implementation, using data generated by an infrared radar testbed system, are given. Finally, a potential hardware implementation of this technique is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1979
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II, (21 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957313
Show Author Affiliations
D. R. Sullivan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
R. C. Harney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. S. Martin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0180:
Real-Time Signal Processing II
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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