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6 May 2009 The application of microbolometers in 360° ground vehicle situational awareness
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BAE Systems and the US Army have conducted a series of investigative studies and on-vehicle evaluations of 360°, indirect viewing and ground vehicle vision systems. The studies consider a range of system options for establishing a close-in, real-time, image-based situational awareness system for day and nighttime vehicle operation. Multi-spectral imaging assets were utilized in combination with image processing techniques to extend situational awareness and support the operation of armored vehicles during "closed-hatch" exercises. The study findings include the central role of uncooled IR Microbolometers as a foundational element of day/night vehicle indirect vision systems.
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David K. Breakfield and Dan Plemons "The application of microbolometers in 360° ground vehicle situational awareness", Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72981K (6 May 2009);


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