Development of a Portable Infrared Surveillance System With Auto Target Cueing Capability
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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In this work, we are developing a multi-function, dismounted system for longwave infrared LWIR surveillance with auto target cueing capability. The system consists of two main parts 1 electro-optical EO system and 2 image processing unit. Integrated with the uncooled LWIR imager in the EO system is a Thales MELT laser range finder, electronic compass and GPS module for additional target information. The azimuth and elevation of the unit are tracked by two angle encoders integrated to the EO system tripod. IR digital video and other information are sent to a laptop computer for real time video and target processing by the auto target cueing algorithm. We present the system architecture, software configuration, in addition estimated and measured imaging system performance. The system will be ready for field trials in summer 2009.
- Lasers and Masers
- Military Intelligence
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding