yes, astronomy image treatment could bring many things. I guess image treatment is very vell developped for military use for example. A friend of mine works for military projects (he uses Jetson products), mainly survey and target seeking. There is also automotive applications. But from what i can see, it is quite impossible for somebody like me to collaborate with them.
I can see 2 possibles explanations for this :
- my work is crappy
- pros only work with pros
A guy like me gets 2 major problems :
- time (i have my job, many things to do with my personal life)
- money (to get very good results, you have to get very good equipment; software can’t make miracles with crappy captures or equipment).
Thinking about this, those 2 points are not really a problem if you admit your results will never be as good as they could.
I have many projects i could manage with my equipment (which is not so bad). But i have an other problem (so many problems in fact) : the test platform.
Writing an algorithm is ot really complicated. But when you want to test it, you may have many problems. For example, i would like to make night vision for automotive. This means i must make capture using my car at night. You should think it is easy. Well, it is not. Many parameters to manage with a car which is not made for that.
If i want to make something with a plane, well, i have to find a plan to put my equipment in. Etc, etc.
So, it is really hard to get the test plateform to test your idea (idea is not really hard to find) and validate it. And most of time, you work alone without real support and this is not really easy.
I must admit i have choosen the wrong job (but when i made my choices long time ago, it was the good choices; today, it seems my choices were not ver clever). Even with this bad choice (considering everything), i can make some small projects which are interesting (for me so far) but i will never be able to do what i am able to do. But it is not a drama. I just have to make things i know i can manage considering time and money.
That’s why i say very often to people : lear as much as you can, don’t focus too much on objective, try and try again, work to find the best environment which will bring you the best working conditions, try, try and try until things work