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Enabling technologies in helmet-mounted intensified cameras
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Osterkamp
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in low-light-level imaging and packaging technology make it possible to integrate high definition, lightweight visible cameras into applications such as helmet imaging systems. Past drawbacks of intensified television including size, weight, limited dynamic range and intensifier halo saturation (blooming) have been overcome with the advent of enabling technologies. These technologies include methods to greatly reduce size and weight, improve the intra-scene dynamic range of the image, intelligently enhance the image through signal processing techniques, and reduce the point source halo in the intensifier itself. This paper provides an overview of the enabling technologies and the benefits to intensified imaging systems they provide. A short video demonstrating the various technologies will be presented. A prototype camera will also be available for viewing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4021, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays V, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389144
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Jeffrey B. Osterkamp, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4021:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays V
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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