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Characterization of an affordable and compact gated-viewing system for maritime search and rescue applications

Juranyi, Zsofia and Schmidt, Jendrik and Peters, Enno and Lehmann, Frank (2020) Characterization of an affordable and compact gated-viewing system for maritime search and rescue applications. In: Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XIV 2020. SPIE Security + Defence 2020, 2020-09-21 - 2020-09-25, Online Only, United Kingdom. doi: 10.1117/12.2571142. ISBN 978-1-5106-3890-7. ISSN 0277-786X.

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In order to support maritime search and rescue activities, an affordable gated-viewing instrument has been developed within the TRAGVIS project. The instrument, which got the name TRAGVIS after the project’s name, has the purpose of vision enhancement during night-time missions under bad visibility conditions. TRAGVIS consists of a compact, eye-safe NIR (near-infrared) laser light source and a monochromatic 1.3 Mpixel camera and has a field of view similar to the one of common field glasses. The camera sensor was recently upgraded from the Onyx to the Bora rev.A sensor from Teledyne-e2v, and a thorough comparison will be shown between them. Several field tests were conducted on an out of service airport and in a maritime environment. The measured gray values of the instrument were calibrated to the reflectivity of the targets at different distances. Furthermore, the performance of the instrument has been studied under different visibility conditions. Therefore, several images of the same target were taken with the gated-viewing mode enabled and disabled. These measurements showed that even during the presence of a light fog with an extinction coefficient of 3.8 km−1, the measured contrast decreased by more than a factor of 3 when gated-viewing was disabled. Contrary to this, no significant decrease in the contrast could be identified using the gated-viewing feature of our instrument. In the maritime environment, field tests at a close harbor were performed for the identification of different maritime objects such as sailing boats, rubber boats and drones. Using several TRAGVIS images taken at monotone increasing gate distances, a simple method was applied to build three dimensional images of this maritime scenery.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/137273/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Characterization of an affordable and compact gated-viewing system for maritime search and rescue applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmidt, JendrikUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3691-9599UNSPECIFIED
Peters, EnnoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8380-3137UNSPECIFIED
Date:20 September 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XIV 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Keywords:Gated-viewing, vision enhancement, maritime search and rescue, scattering media, active imaging, NIR
Event Title:SPIE Security + Defence 2020
Event Location:Online Only, United Kingdom
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:21 September 2020
Event End Date:25 September 2020
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Bremerhaven
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures > Maritime Security Technologies
Deposited By: Peters, Dr. Enno
Deposited On:06 Nov 2020 11:30
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:39

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