Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stephen C. Cain, PhD
The focus of this research was to derive a new algorithm for correction of gain nonuniformities in LIDAR focal plane arrays using as few frames as possible. Because of the current low production rate of LIDAR focal plane arrays there is a natural tendency for extreme nonuniformities to exist on a pixel by pixel basis as the manufacturing technique has not yet been perfected. Generally, nonuniformity correction techniques require a large number of frames and/or have obscure requirements on the translational shifts in the input image frames. This thesis presents a solution for finding multiplicative nonuniformities that exist in a focal plane array and mitigating the effect those nonuniformities.
DTIC Accession Number
Rice, Christopher A., "Fast Scene Based Nonuniformity Correction with Minimal Temporal Latency" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 3512.