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7 September 2010 Meteor automatic imager and analyzer: system design and its parameters
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A system for double station observation of the meteors now known as MAIA (Meteor Automatic Imager and Analyzer) is introduced in the paper. This system is an evolution of current analog solution. The system is based on the two stations with the gigabite ethernet cameras, sensitive image intensifiers and automatic processing of the recorded image data. The aim of such design is to capture and analyze images of meteors down to masses of fractions of gram. This paper presents the measured electrooptical characteristics of the particular components and the overall performance of the new digital system in the comparison to the current analog solution. At first the optimal settings of various parameters for each subsystem (primary lens, image intensifier, secondary lens and camera) are determined. Then the set of test images is captured and analyzed. The analysis of the images captured with both artificial and real targets verifies the suitability of the selected system design.
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Karel Fliegel, Petr Páta, Stanislav Vítek, and Pavel Koten "Meteor automatic imager and analyzer: system design and its parameters", Proc. SPIE 7798, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIII, 77982B (7 September 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.859935
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