Evaluation of computer simulation of spatial nonuniformity correction in a staring sensor
AuthorCheung, Lizzie, 1965-
AdvisorStrickland, Robin N.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis is based on modifications performed on the U.S. Army TACOM (Tank Automotive Command, Warren, Michigan) Thermal Imaging Model (TTIM). It discusses the TTIM computer model of a staring thermal imaging sensor with respect to spatial nonuniformities. The spatial nonuniformities in a staring sensor is caused by fixed pattern noise or responsivity variations across the sensor. The objective of the thesis is to present the correction schemes for spatial nonuniformities present on a staring thermal imaging sensor and the data analysis of the corrections using flat field and bar chart targets of known temperatures. The signal-to-noise ratios (S/Ns) of the images will be calculated and measured before and after the correction. A simulated image after a one-point correction will be evaluated by comparison with an image from a real system using a platinum silicide thermal imaging sensor. The limits and assumptions of the simulation also will be discussed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering