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Status update of standards development for the electro-optical measurement, characterization, and specification of scientific and industrial camera systems
Author(s): Robert Gazerro
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Paper Abstract

The electro-optical performance characteristics of commercial camera products are specified using a variety of different terms, metrics, and measurement methods. These terms and metrics are often ambiguously defined, presented along with unclear or incomplete descriptions of the testing and measurement methods, and with little or no commonality among camera vendors with respect to the meaning and usage of technical terms. In addition, many important imaging characteristics of cameras are omitted entirely from vendor specifications. As a result, many camera product specifications are barely useful to the inquiring engineer, making comparative camera shopping difficult. While the basic questions of correlation between objective image quality measures and subjective judgments have not been completely answered, the value and utility of camera specifications can be enhanced significantly through establishment of an accepted set of metrics, test methods, and technical terms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2173, Image Acquisition and Scientific Imaging Systems, (5 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175164
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Robert Gazerro, Digital Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2173:
Image Acquisition and Scientific Imaging Systems
Helen C. Titus; Amir Waks, Editor(s)

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