Accession Number : ADA264280


Title :   Display and Enhancement of Infrared Images


Descriptive Note : In-house rept. 1988-1990


Corporate Author : ROME LAB HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Silverman, Jerry ; Vickers, Virgil E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264280.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : We review how IR images differ from visible images, emphasize the importance of using a variety of IR images for assessing the utility of various algorithms for displaying them, and develop a gamma function suitable for 8-bit display on Sun workstation monitors. For globally monotonic mapping of wide dynamic range IR imagery to 8 bits for display, we describe and compare direct scaling, histogram equalization, histogram projection, and several hybrid algorithms, including undersampled projection and plateau equalization. For locally adaptive contrast enhancement, which is not globally monotonic, we describe local histogram projection, modular techniques (sawtoothing), and high frequency sharpening in the spatial and spatial frequency domains. We stress tradeoffs among these algorithms as to degree of enhancement, artifacts, and computational costs. All topics are illustrated by an extensive set of IR images taken with state-of-the-art PtSi Schottky barrier cameras. We also briefly address issues germane to real-time implementation.... Histogram projection, Infrared imagery, Local contrast enhancement, PtSi Cameras, Histogram equalization.


Descriptors :   *INFRARED IMAGES , *IMAGE INTENSIFICATION , ALGORITHMS , FREQUENCY , HIGH FREQUENCY , CONTRAST , REAL TIME , CAMERAS , MAPPING , PLATEAUS , EQUALIZATION , DYNAMIC RANGE , HISTOGRAMS , SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS) , ARTIFACTS , MONITORS , BARRIERS , STATE OF THE ART , DYNAMICS , AUGMENTATION , TIME , COSTS


Subject Categories : Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE