Analysis of FOVEON Multi-Spectral Sensor for Counter-Camouflage, Concealment and Deception Applications
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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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.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors