Spin scan tomographic imager

Author
Hovland, Harald
Date Issued
2015
Keywords
Tomografi
Bildebehandling
Infrarødteknikk
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12242/791
https://publications.ffi.no/123456789/791
DOI
10.1117/12.2178043
Collection
Articles
Description
Hovland, Harald. Spin scan tomographic imager. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering 2015 ;Volum 9451.(January) s.
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Abstract
A novel imaging device based on tomographic reconstruction is presented. The imager is based on rotating an image of the scene onto a linear detector array, and then reconstructing a 2-dimensional image from the detector array signal using tomographic reconstruction techniques. Similar in many ways to the conical scan tomographic scanning (TOSCA) imager, the spin scan TOSCA imager features several improvements compared to its predecessors, mainly because the linear array covers the whole scene and hence in principle can collect 100% of the incoming photons. In addition to presenting the theory behind the device and its sensitivity to noise, non-uniformity and errors, an experimental uncooled mid-wave infrared imager demonstrator is also presented, together with images of test targets, both the final result as well as the incremental steps in the imaging reconstruction process.
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