On-Board Processing for Linescan Sensors in Miniature Unmanned Aircraft.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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This document discusses forms of image processing of linescan data, that might profitably be performed on-board a small unmanned air vehicle. The aim of the image processing is to reduce the data bandwidth for transmission over a radio frequency link to the ground display station, to improve the quality of the transmitted image, and to simplify the extraction of intelligence from the image. The bandwidth reduction and information extraction may be enhanced or supplemented by on-board processing to prefilter the data for target detection and target motion detection. Full use of automatic target detection can only be made in conjunction with a navigation system to give ground coordinates for the target data. Alternatively, navigation and air vehicle attitude data can be obtained from the on-board linescan image processor, given the appropriate sensor and processing algorithms.
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Infrared Detection and Detectors