3 November 2000 Evaluating intensified camera evaluations
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This paper describes image evaluation techniques used to standardize camera system characterizations. Key areas of performance include resolution, noise and sensitivity. This team has developed a set of analysis tools, in the form of image processing software used to evaluate camera calibration data, to aid an experimenter in measuring a set of camera performance metrics. These performance metrics identify capabilities and limitations of the camera system, while establishing a means for comparing camera systems. Analysis software is used to evaluate digital camera images recorded with charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras. Several types of intensified cameras systems are used in the high-speed imaging field. Electro-optical components are used to provide precise shuttering or optical gain for a camera system. These components including microchannel plate or proximity focused diode image intensifiers, electro-static image tubes, or electron-bombarded CCDs affect system performance. It is important to quantify camera system performance in order to qualify a system as meeting experimental requirements. The camera evaluation tool is designed to provide side-by- side camera comparison and system modeling information.
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Stuart A. Baker, Stuart A. Baker, Susan D. Gardner, Susan D. Gardner, Michael L. Rogers, Michael L. Rogers, F. A. Sanders, F. A. Sanders, } "Evaluating intensified camera evaluations", Proc. SPIE 4128, Image Intensifiers and Applications II, (3 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405870; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.405870
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