I am very glad to be with you people today, and I feel honored to have been invited to speak to you. Of course, you know that I am speaking to you as the Ex-Commander of the Air Force Eastern Test Range. I have just taken over General Austin Davis' job as Commander of Ballistic Systems Division (BSD) on the west coast, and Pm attempting to get adjusted to a whole new set of problems. I'm sure that my replacement at Patrick, Major General Huston, is going through the same process.
The television signal resulting from the scanning of an image (such as a photographic transparency) can be processed to achieve interesting and useful effects. Among these effects are variation in resolution and noise, variation of the contrast ratio within any specific range of the gray scale, control of differentiation for bas-relief effects, and production of an equal-brightness contour. Included are the descriptions of the methods of producing the effects and the results attained. Photographs illustrating the various processes are shown to demonstrate the results.
The logistics of planetary photography from orbiting spacecraft requires the utmost reduction in electrical picture data for transmittal to earth. Picture redundancy is eliminated by sampling heavily in regions of interest and only occasionally in other areas. The empty spaces in the reconstituted picture may be filled by polynomial interpolation.
A hypotheses was suggested that intense electric field would increase the speed of emulsion. This was tested by Jerome Rothstein (1959) for light and found to hold. The hypotheses is now being checked by the author for x-ray exposure and in general the effect of pulsed electric fields on emulsion. At this time no real conclusive results have been found to either prove or disprove the theory, but many results have been obtained concerning the increase in speed of emulsions by electric fields.