26 October 1998 Image fusion for tactical applications
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Abstract
Multispectral sensors are increasingly being employed in military applications. Just as in satellite imagery of the earth, multispectral data is required in order to extract the maximum amount of information from a scene. The advantages of image fusion have been postulated for navigation, surveillance, fire control, and missile guidance to improve accuracy and contribute to mission success. The fusion process is a critical element of each of these applications. Imagery from various sensors must be calibrated, enhanced and spatially registered in order to achieve the desired 'fusion' of information into a single 'picture' for rapid assessment. In a tactical military environment this fusion of data must be presented to the end user in a timely and ergonomical fashion. The end user (e.g., a combat pilot) may already be operating at maximum sensory input capacity. Does he or she really need another cockpit display?
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Robert V. McDaniel, Robert V. McDaniel, Dean A. Scribner, Dean A. Scribner, William K. Krebs, William K. Krebs, Penny R. Warren, Penny R. Warren, Norman Ockman, Norman Ockman, Jason McCarley, Jason McCarley, } "Image fusion for tactical applications", Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328069; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328069
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