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AIM image processing electronics for FPA IR detection modules
Author(s): Rainer Breiter; Wolfgang A. Cabanski; R. Koch; Karl-Heinz Mauk; Werner Rode
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Paper Abstract

To provide solutions for thermal imaging modules including image processing functions like non-uniformity correction and video display three platforms of image processing electronics have been developed to match AIM's family of FPA IR detection modules including MCT, PtSi and QWIP detectors. The detection modules include command and control electronics (CCE) with 14 bit digitization of the sensor output. Different detector data interfaces have been realized to cover various application requirements like a 14 bit parallel interface for short distances, a LVDS serial interface for medium distances and a high speed serial link interface for distances up to 30 m. The image processing boards make use of fast digital signal processors (DSP's) to have a flexible architecture for implementation of algorithms like a scene- based non-uniformity correction. The MVIP electronics is a general board to operate with all detection modules like small and large format devices. The HSVIP board was designed to operate the high-speed and dual-color MCT detection modules with fast data rates up to 80 Mpixels/s while the HPVIP is a low power board to operate only small format detectors. The paper will give an overview of AIM's image processing electronics and their functionality together with the IR detection modules for specific applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5074, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX, (10 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488023
Show Author Affiliations
Rainer Breiter, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Wolfgang A. Cabanski, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
R. Koch, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Karl-Heinz Mauk, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Werner Rode, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5074:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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