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Image fusion for tactical applications
Author(s): Robert V. McDaniel; Dean A. Scribner; William K. Krebs; Penny R. Warren; Norman Ockman; Jason McCarley
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Paper Abstract

Multispectral sensors are increasingly being employed in military applications. Just as in satellite imagery of the earth, multispectral data is required in order to extract the maximum amount of information from a scene. The advantages of image fusion have been postulated for navigation, surveillance, fire control, and missile guidance to improve accuracy and contribute to mission success. The fusion process is a critical element of each of these applications. Imagery from various sensors must be calibrated, enhanced and spatially registered in order to achieve the desired 'fusion' of information into a single 'picture' for rapid assessment. In a tactical military environment this fusion of data must be presented to the end user in a timely and ergonomical fashion. The end user (e.g., a combat pilot) may already be operating at maximum sensory input capacity. Does he or she really need another cockpit display?

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998);
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Robert V. McDaniel, Lockheed Martin Electronics & Missiles (United States)
Dean A. Scribner, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William K. Krebs, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Penny R. Warren, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Norman Ockman, Lockheed Martin Electronics & Missiles (United States)
Jason McCarley, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3436:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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