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Passive obstacle detection system (PODS) for wire detection
Author(s): John N. Sanders-Reed; Dennis J. Yelton; Christian C. Witt; Ralph R. Galetti
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Paper Abstract

Boeing has developed algorithms and processing to detect power lines and cables in passive imagery from a wide variety of different sources. The algorithm has been demonstrated with imagery from visible, medium and long wave infra-red (MWIR and LWIR), and Passive MilliMeter Wave (PMMW) sensors. Flight demonstrations of the real-time system have been performed with both visible and LWIR image sensors. In the flight demonstrations, an LWIR image sensor was used for both day and night detection in both rural and urban settings with detection ranges in excess of 15,000'. The processing system is capable of processing image sizes up to 1024x1024 pixels at 30 frames per second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7328, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009, 732804 (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815543
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John N. Sanders-Reed, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Dennis J. Yelton, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Christian C. Witt, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)
Ralph R. Galetti, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7328:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2009
Jeff J. Güell; Maarten Uijt de Haag, Editor(s)

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