Xiaodan Jin

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A novel multi-mode 5-fiber array assembly was developed, manufactured, characterized and then qualified for the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA). LOLA is a science data gathering instrument used for lunar topographical mapping located aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. This LRO mission is scheduled for launch sometime in late 2008.(More)
Noise is present in all images captured by real-world image sensors. Poisson distribution is said to model the stochastic nature of the photon arrival process and agrees with the distribution of measured pixel values. We propose a method for estimating unknown noise parameters from Poisson corrupted images using properties of variance stabilization. With a(More)
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) cooperatively with Sandia National Laboratories completed a series of tests on three separate configurations of multi-fiber ribbon cable and MTP connector assemblies. These tests simulate the aging process of components during launch and long-term space environmental exposure. The multi-fiber ribbon cable assembly(More)
Noise is present in all image sensor data. Poisson distribution is said to model the stochastic nature of the photon arrival process, while it is common to approximate readout/thermal noise by additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). Other sources of signal-dependent noise such as Fano and quantization also contribute to the overall noise profile. Question(More)
Pixel binning refers to the concept of combining the electrical charges of neighboring pixels together to form a superpixel. The main benefit of this technique is that the combined charges would overcome the read noise at the sacrifice of spatial resolution. Binning in color image sensors results in superpixel Bayer pattern data, and subsequent demosaicking(More)
" Qualification " of fiber optic components holds a very different meaning than it did ten years ago. In the past, qualification meant extensive prolonged testing and screening that led to a programmatic method of reliability assurance. For space flight programs today, the combination of using higher performance commercial technology, with shorter(More)
The photonics group in Code 562 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center supports a variety of space flight programs at research, development, and testing of the photonic systems to support these missions much information has been gathered on practical implementations for space environments. Presented here are the highlights and lessons learned as a result of(More)
This paper describes a study aimed at comparing the real image sensor noise distribution to the models of noise often assumed in image denoising designs. Quantile analysis in pixel, wavelet, and variance stabilization domains reveal that the tails of Poisson, signal-dependent Gaussian, and Poisson-Gaussian models are too short to capture real sensor noise(More)
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