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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 2928–2932

Solution for the nonuniformity correction of infrared focal plane arrays

Huixin Zhou, Shangqian Liu, Rui Lai, Dabao Wang, and Yubao Cheng  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 2928-2932 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.002928


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Abstract

Based on the S-curve model of the detector response of infrared focal plan arrays (IRFPAs), an improved two-point correction algorithm is presented. The algorithm first transforms the nonlinear image data into linear data and then uses the normal two-point algorithm to correct the linear data. The algorithm can effectively overcome the influence of nonlinearity of the detector’s response, and it enlarges the correction precision and the dynamic range of the response. A real-time imaging–signal-processing system for IRFPAs that is based on a digital signal processor and field-programmable gate arrays is also presented. The nonuniformity correction capability of the presented solution is validated by experimental imaging procedures of a 128 × 128 pixel IRFPA camera prototype.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1520) Detectors : CCD, charge-coupled device
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(100.2550) Image processing : Focal-plane-array image processors
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2005
Published: May 20, 2005

Citation
Huixin Zhou, Shangqian Liu, Rui Lai, Dabao Wang, and Yubao Cheng, "Solution for the nonuniformity correction of infrared focal plane arrays," Appl. Opt. 44, 2928-2932 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-15-2928


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