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14 October 2011 Imaging through turbulence with temporally and spatially multiplexed systems
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Based on the analysis of factors that influence atmospheric imaging over long turbulent horizontal paths, we consider a number of practical configurations of opto-electronic surveillance systems with optimized performance. Our approach is based on simultaneous quasi real-time processing of a number of images obtained through uncorrelated atmospheric paths, using either temporal or spatial multiplexing. Practical results obtained on a 4.25 km imaging path using newly developed imaging system, based on temporal multiplexing, combined with image restoration based on projection on convex sets, are reported. Potential applications include optical and IR long-range security and military surveillance, unmanned aircraft imaging systems and naval optical imaging and warning systems.
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Gleb Vdovin, Oleg Soloviev, Mikhail Loktev, and Slava Savenko "Imaging through turbulence with temporally and spatially multiplexed systems", Proc. SPIE 8178, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIV, 81780F (14 October 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917297
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