31 May 2005 Compact multi-band (VIS/IR) zoom imager for high resolution long range surveillance
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The objective of this project is to seamlessly integrate multiple spectral-band focal plane detector arrays into a single multi-band imaging sensor. The resulting product can be applied to a telescope or a microscope, as simply as changing a lens on a camera. The video stream output provides a set of co-registered digital images from a multiple of spectral bands spanning the Visible, NIR, MWIR and LWIR radiation regions (.4um to 14um). These images have a format that is suitable both for direct observation by a human operator and as a data feed for Automated Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms.
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Andrew Bodkin, Andrew Sheinis, James McCann, "Compact multi-band (VIS/IR) zoom imager for high resolution long range surveillance", Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.608716; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.608716
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