Patent Number: 7,132,648

Title: Uniform, non-disruptive, and radiometrically accurate calibration of infrared focal plane arrays using global scene motion

Abstract: A method of generating an image sequence that includes the steps of detecting scene irradiance using detectors in a focal plane array, generating an output image sequence for each of the detectors based on the detected irradiance, and correcting the output image sequence generated by a first subset of detectors in the focal plane array and the output image sequence generated by a second subset of detectors in the focal plane array using the correction provided to the first subset of detectors.

Inventors: Ratiff; Bradley M. (Rio Rancho, NM), Hayat; Majeed M. (Albuquerque, NM), Tyo; J. Scott (Edgewood, NM), Turner, Jr.; Theodore S. (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: Science & Technology Corporation@UNM

International Classification: G01D 18/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00