Accession Number:

ADA443367

Title:

Analysis of FOVEON Multi-Spectral Sensor for Counter-Camouflage, Concealment and Deception Applications

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The research described here addresses a technology that may be useful for the defeat of camouflage, concealment, and deception CCD. This research aims to study a low cost and highly portable alternative to existing counter CCD techniques. A commercial off the shelf COTS imagery sensor able to distinguish near-infrared NIR, near-ultraviolet NUV, and visible wavelengths has been studied. The FOVEON image sensor, a multi-layer focal plane technology, was used in a simple camera implementation to test its viability as a multispectral imager. As expected the sensor functioned as both a visible and NIR detector. Vegetation was easily distinguished based on its NIR reflectance, and man-made materials could be effectively separated from the background.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE