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3 May 2010 The application of advanced image processing to rescue camera systems
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Hand-held thermal imaging systems are an important tool for fire and rescue services conducting search and rescue tasks. However, in order to achieve wide-spread deployment the cost of such systems must be minimised, and this generally leads to reduced image quality. Within this paper the use of advanced image processing functions to increase the imaging system performance is discussed. Of particular note is the use and benefits of noise reduction and contrast enhancement. Results from a developed camera system are presented, and the performance gains are illustrated and discussed.
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Duncan Hickman, Lindsay Swan, Tom Riley, and Charles Humpoletz "The application of advanced image processing to rescue camera systems", Proc. SPIE 7661, Thermosense XXXII, 76610A (3 May 2010);

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