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IR measurements and image processing for enhanced-vision systems in civil aviation
Author(s): Kurt R. Beier; Jochen Fries; Rupert M. Mueller; Gintautas Palubinskas
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Paper Abstract

A series of IR measurements with a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) system during landing approaches to various airports have been performed. A real time image processing procedure to detect and identify the runway and eventual obstacles is discussed and demonstrated. It is based on IR image segmentation and information derived from synthetic vision data. Thhe extracted information from IR images will be combined with the appropriate information from a MMW (millimeter wave) radar sensor in the subsequent fusion processor. This fused information aims to increase the pilot's situation awareness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4363, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2001, (28 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438024
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Kurt R. Beier, DLR (Germany)
Jochen Fries, DLR (Germany)
Rupert M. Mueller, DLR (Germany)
Gintautas Palubinskas, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4363:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2001
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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