21 September 1979 Real-Time Quasi-Three-Dimensional Display Of Infrared Radar Images
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Proceedings Volume 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957313
Event: Technical Symposium East, 1979, Washington, D.C., United States
A range/intensity mapping algorithm suitable for displaying active infrared radar images in real-time using pseudocolor is discussed. The availability of range as well as intensity in an active system requires the development of a multidimensional signal processing technique. The high resolution of an optical imaging system combined with conventional radar techniques provide a unique real-time image unattainable using microwave radar. By mapping range information into hues and intensity information. into different apparent brightness levels of each hue, a three-dimensional quality can be imparted to infrared imagery. Examples of its implementation, using data generated by an infrared radar testbed system, are given. Finally, a potential hardware implementation of this technique is described.
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D. R. Sullivan, R. C. Harney, J. S. Martin, "Real-Time Quasi-Three-Dimensional Display Of Infrared Radar Images", Proc. SPIE 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II, (21 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957313; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957313

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