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A compact deployable mid-wave infrared imaging system for wide-area persistence surveillance in maritime environments
Author(s): K. Peter Judd; Costa M. Colbert; Russ Smith; Ken Vilardebo; Jim Waterman; Greg Petty; Joel Kilzer
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Paper Abstract

The development, integration and testing of a compact system for wide-area persistence surveillance in dedicated maritime environments is presented. The system is based around a large-format, 2560 x 512 pixel focal plane array, high dynamic range (16 bit), mid-wave infrared (MWIR) imager operating at 30 Hz that is equipped with a 90° horizontal field-of-view (HFOV) lens. The digitized image data is fed to a standard commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) workstation equipped with a graphical processing unit (GPU) that is used to perform image de-warping, non-uniformity corrections, and algorithms for real-time object detection and tracking (NRL Harbor Tracking Software-NRLHaTS). Data is presented from several field experiments that illustrate the capabilities of the integrated system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8353, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, 83530O (31 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919207
Show Author Affiliations
K. Peter Judd, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Costa M. Colbert, Smart Logic, Inc. (United States)
Russ Smith, Smart Logic, Inc. (United States)
Ken Vilardebo, V_Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jim Waterman, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Greg Petty, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Joel Kilzer, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8353:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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