28 December 1981 An Improved Electro-Optical Image Quality Summary Measure
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Proceedings Volume 0310, Image Quality; (1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932850
Event: 25th Annual Technical Symposium, 1981, San Diego, United States
The operational performance of electro-optical imaging systems is currently predicted using models based on an approach introduced by Johnson in 1958. This model has been shown to be inadequate when used to predict performance over a wide range of conditions of signal-to-noise ratio and range to the target. This paper describes our efforts to develop and validate a model which is more effective than the Johnson model in predicting image quality. Implications in performance prediction modeling and electro-optic sensor design tradeoffs between sensitivity and resolution are also discussed.
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Alan H. Blumenthal, Stephen B. Campana, "An Improved Electro-Optical Image Quality Summary Measure", Proc. SPIE 0310, Image Quality, (28 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932850; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932850

Image quality

Signal to noise ratio


Electro optical modeling

Systems modeling

Modulation transfer functions

Performance modeling


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