1 October 1973 Kdi Image Test And Evalvation System
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Proceedings Volume 0036, Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization, and Technology; (1973) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953715
Event: Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization and Techniques, 1973, Dayton, United States
Abstract
The KDI Image Test and Evaluation System (KITES) was designed to assist in the test and evaluation of video systems and was developed for the Air Force under the auspicies of the Avionics Laboratory. In synthesizing a design approach for KITES, it was decided that old-fashioned resolving power would be used as an evaluation parameter, in spite of its shortcomings as an image evaluation criteria. It is a subjective measurement and repeatability between observers can be worse than ±20%. High contrast targets are normally used and hence only "end point" data is obtained, where the square wave target response function approaches zero at the higher spatial frequencies. It is generally believed that MTF/OTF techniques for evaluating images should provide more insight into what hap-pens at the lower spatial frequencies. Futhermore, a good automated technique for measuring MTF/OTF should be possible with electro-optical mea-surement techniques coupled with a computer to plot the final MTF curve and phase curve.
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R. B. York, R. B. York, M. R. Cone, M. R. Cone, } "Kdi Image Test And Evalvation System", Proc. SPIE 0036, Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization, and Technology, (1 October 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953715; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953715
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