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A Study on Long Range Image Monitoring and Tracking System Using Laser Range-Gate Method in Inclement Weather Conditions

악천후 상황에서 Laser Range-Gate 방식을 이용한 원거리 영상 감시 및 추적 시스템에 대한 연구

  • Oh, Sung-Kwun (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Suwon) ;
  • Yoo, Sung-Hoon (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Suwon, Korea and WI-A Corporation R&D Center) ;
  • Ku, Kyong-Wan (WI-A Corporation R&D Center) ;
  • Kim, Su-Chan (WI-A Corporation R&D Center)
  • 오성권 (수원대학교 전기공학과) ;
  • 유성훈 (수원대학교 전기공학과, 위아코퍼레이션(주) 연구소) ;
  • 구경완 (위아코퍼레이션(주) 연구소) ;
  • 김수찬 (위아코퍼레이션(주) 연구소)
  • Received : 2012.10.04
  • Accepted : 2012.12.18
  • Published : 2013.02.01

Abstract

In case of image observation equipments, CCTV for short distance visual field is usually installed and operated mostly as the means of crime-prevention. However, the extensive demand for monitoring problems in case of the increase in intelligent crimes and disasters has led to the necessity of the development of long-distance observation equipments embedded with Night View functions. In case of the Night View equipments, the relevant market is set up to be focused mostly on Thermal Observation Device(hereinafter, TOD), but some shortcomings such as the limitation of image visibility and excessive maintenance cost, etc. have actually caused the necessity of new long distance Night View equipment. Moreover there might follow lots of difficulties in long-distance visualization in the event that irregular reflection is generated by minute particles in the atmosphere such as fog, smog, and dust, etc. These factors are motivate the work presented in this study. Our study is aimed at the realization of Pulsed Laser Illuminator and newly proposed Range-Gated image acquisition technology. And also the implementation of Tracker for continuous trace of the objects of interest from the obtained sequence images.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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