The Sharper Image for Surveillance

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A technique adapted by Livermore scientists to take the twinkle out of stars is now being used to improve the resolution of long-range surveillance systems trained on earthbound objects. The speckle-imaging technique involves taking tens to hundreds of pictures with short-exposure times and reconstructing a single, sharp image using image-processing software. The technique drew the interest of Livermore engineer Carmen Carrano. She developed a prototype remote-surveillance system that can produce a detailed image of a face from a couple of kilometers away. The system also helps identify vehicles tens of kilometers away and improves the viewing of large structures more ... continued below

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Hazi, A January 13, 2006.

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A technique adapted by Livermore scientists to take the twinkle out of stars is now being used to improve the resolution of long-range surveillance systems trained on earthbound objects. The speckle-imaging technique involves taking tens to hundreds of pictures with short-exposure times and reconstructing a single, sharp image using image-processing software. The technique drew the interest of Livermore engineer Carmen Carrano. She developed a prototype remote-surveillance system that can produce a detailed image of a face from a couple of kilometers away. The system also helps identify vehicles tens of kilometers away and improves the viewing of large structures more than 60 kilometers away.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TR-219197
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/883743 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 883743
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876669

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Hazi, A. The Sharper Image for Surveillance, report, January 13, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876669/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.