Mitsubishi 3-5 Micrometers IR Imager for Machine-Vision/ATA applications
Final rept. 1990-1993,
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD
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Presented in this report are the results of a study conducted to test the performance of the Mitsubishi model 5120C IR Imager as part of an automatic target acquisition ATA system. The study was conducted in two phases. The first was directed toward a detailed analysis of the images produced by the Mitsubishi sensor, with the aim of identifying any artifacts or characteristics that might elude the human observer but still affect the ATA systems performance. The second phase involved extensive field testing using the Mitsubishi sensor with two ATA systems one based on the VME Versa Module European bus standard and the other based on a PC. The Mitsubishi sensor showed very good performance in almost all tests and appears to be an excellent choice for ATAmachine-vision applications. Frame-by-frame analysis of digitized image sequences from the Mitsubishi sensor failed to uncover any hidden problems, and several weeks of field testing with two different ATA systems demonstrated high- quality performance.
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding