25 May 2011 Modular multispectral imaging system for multiple missions and applications
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The Navy recently began investing in the design of mission-specific payloads for the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS). STUAS is a Tier II size UAS with a roughly 35 pound mission payload and a gimbaled general-purpose electro optical/infrared (EO/IR) system. The EO/IR system is likely composed of a video camera in the visible, a mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and/or a long-wave infrared (LWIR) for night operations, and an infrared marker and laser range finder. Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (ACT), in a series of SBIR efforts, has developed a modular, multi-channel imaging system for deployment on airborne and UAV platforms. ACT's system, called EYE5, demonstrates how an EO/IR system combined with an on-board, real-time processor can be tailored for specific applications to produce real-time actionable data. The EYE5 sensor head and modular real-time processor descriptions are presented in this work. Examples of the system's abilities in various Navy-relevant applications are reviewed.
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Jon Schoonmaker, Jon Schoonmaker, Yuliya Podobna, Yuliya Podobna, Cynthia Boucher, Cynthia Boucher, Steve Saggese, Steve Saggese, Daniel Oakley, Daniel Oakley, Dustin Medeiros, Dustin Medeiros, } "Modular multispectral imaging system for multiple missions and applications", Proc. SPIE 8020, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VIII, 802008 (25 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883469; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.883469


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