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4 April 1997 Application of precision digital processing to high-resolution large-format imagery
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The science of Airborne and Satellite Reconnaissance for both military and commercial applications is a technology consisting of three primary functional components; the imaging sensor, the softcopy display, and the hardcopy film recorder. Each of these functional components are constantly being improved. The sensors or viewing component, known as the "eye in the sky", have historically been the focus of much attention. But of what benefit is state of-the-art sensors if the quality of the images can not be maintained through the transmission of the electronic image to the ground and the subsequent reconstruction of the images by a softcopy display or a ground based film recorder? Therefore, the other components of reconnaissance which are located on the ground to display and record the transmitted video are of equal importance. These reconstructed images, which are the products actually used by individuals, are claimed to be the products of the airborne or satellite sensors when, in fact, they are the output on a video display or the pictures produced by a film recorder. Up until now, the recorders used for reconstructing the images have not shared in equal publicity since they lacked the sophistication of the airborne or satellite sensors.
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Michael Ostrelich "Application of precision digital processing to high-resolution large-format imagery", Proc. SPIE 3018, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hard Copy, and Graphic Arts II, (4 April 1997);


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