State-of-the-Art, High-Speed, High Dynamic Range Video
The HiDyRS-X imaging system leverage newly
emerging algorithms being developed within the computational photography
discipline combined with HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging to effectively
increases a camera’s dynamic range and eliminates saturation. “Extreme HDR” was
enabled by creating software algorithm for extreme dynamic range scene, that
reads, processes, decomposes, and reconstructs the video data from the
different cameras to develop the extreme HDR video. In this way, a specialized
version of HDR imaging (use of multiple differently exposed input images for
each extended-range output image. The outcome is creating highly parallelizable
and computationally efficient High Dynamic Range (HDR) image compositing,
reconstruction, and algorithms for processing HDR video, to capture “extreme
HDR” events, like a rocket engine test.
HiDyRS-X QM-2 Camera System
The exhaust plume of the solid rocket motor is brighter than that of a liquid fueled rocket engine. SSC and I2R created a four-camera system to compensate.