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Digital image processing techniques for uncooled LWIR thermal camera
Author(s): Thiago de M. M. G. Bittencourt; Adilson Gonzaga
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Paper Abstract

The digital image processing of uncooled LWIR thermal detectors is one of the main steps in the research and development of thermal cameras. The study of this technology is a strategic issue for military and civil areas, considering that thermal imaging equipment have dual application. This paper aims to design and develop a pipeline of all processing steps required to obtain high performance images with low noise and high contrast. In addition to the digital processing algorithms, this paper presents some results of electro-optical characterization on the assembled system, indicating the main figures of merit that guide the study of this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8541, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IX, 85410Z (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.970455
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Thiago de M. M. G. Bittencourt, Brazilian Army Technological Ctr. (Brazil)
Adilson Gonzaga, Univ. of São Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8541:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications IX
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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