1 October 2007 Imaging system performance based upon Fλ/d
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Imaging system performance can be described in the spatial domain, where the optical blur diameter is compared to the detector size, or in the frequency domain [modular transfer function (MTF) approach], where the optics cutoff is compared to the detector cutoff. Both comparisons provide a metric that is a function of Fλ/d, where F is the focal ratio, λ is the wavelength, and d is the detector size. Fλ/d is applied to three models: Schade's equivalent resolution (visible systems), Snyder's MTFA (MTF area; visible systems), and target acquisition (NVThermIP—an infrared system model). All models produced curves that exhibit a transition in the region 0.41
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Gerald C. Holst, Gerald C. Holst, } "Imaging system performance based upon Fλ/d," Optical Engineering 46(10), 103204 (1 October 2007). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2790066 . Submission:
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