24 July 2000 Multiband E/O color fusion with consideration of noise and registration
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Abstract
Sensor fusion of up to three disparate imagers can readily be achieved by assigning each component video stream to a separate channel any standard RBG color monitor such as with television or personal computer systems. Provided the component imagery is pixel registered, such a straightforward systems can provide improved object-background separation, yielding quantifiable human-factors performance improvement compared to viewing monochrome imagery of a single sensor. Consideration is given to appropriate dynamic range management of the available color gamut, and appropriate color saturation in the presence of imager noise.
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Jonathon M. Schuler, J. Grant Howard, Penny R. Warren, Dean A. Scribner, Richard Klien, Michael P. Satyshur, Melvin R. Kruer, "Multiband E/O color fusion with consideration of noise and registration", Proc. SPIE 4029, Targets and Backgrounds VI: Characterization, Visualization, and the Detection Process, (24 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.392552; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.392552
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