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Special-purpose hardware for real-time compensation of atmospheric effects in long-range imaging
Author(s): Fernando E. Ortiz; Carmen J. Carrano; Eric J. Kelmelis; James P. Durbano
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the real-time compensation of air turbulence in imaging through long atmospheric paths. We propose the use of a reconfigurable hardware platform, specifically field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), to reduce costs and development time, as well as increase flexibility and reusability. We present the results of our acceleration efforts to date (40x speedup) and our strategy to achieve a real-time, atmospheric compensation solver for high-definition video signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6303, Atmospheric Optical Modeling, Measurement, and Simulation II, 63030A (1 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680634
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Fernando E. Ortiz, EM Photonics (United States)
Carmen J. Carrano, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Eric J. Kelmelis, EM Photonics (United States)
James P. Durbano, EM Photonics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6303:
Atmospheric Optical Modeling, Measurement, and Simulation II
Stephen M. Hammel; Anton Kohnle, Editor(s)

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