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MTF online compensation in space optical remote sensing camera
Author(s): Youshan Qu; Bo Zhai; Yameng Han; Jiang Zhou
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Paper Abstract

An ordinary space optical remote sensing camera is an optical diffraction-limited system and a low-pass filter from the theory of Fourier Optics, and all the digital imaging sensors, whether the CCD or CMOS, are low-pass filters as well. Therefore, when the optical image with abundant high-frequency components passes through an optical imaging system, the profuse middle-frequency information is attenuated and the rich high-frequency information is lost, which will blur the remote sensing image. In order to overcome this shortcoming of the space optical remote sensing camera, an online compensating approach of the Modulation Transfer Function in the space cameras is designed. The designed method was realized by a hardware analog circuit placed before the A/D converter, which was composed of adjustable low-pass filters with a calculated value of quality factor Q. Through the adjustment of the quality factor Q of the filters, the MTF of the processed image is compensated. The experiment results display that the realized compensating circuit in a space optical camera is capable of improving the MTF of an optical remote sensing imaging system 30% higher than that of no compensation. This quantized principle can efficiently instruct the MTF compensating circuit design in practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9449, The International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering (icPOE 2014), 94490F (19 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076000
Show Author Affiliations
Youshan Qu, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Bo Zhai, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Yameng Han, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Jiang Zhou, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9449:
The International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering (icPOE 2014)
Ailing Tian; Anand Asundi; Weiguo Liu; Chunmin Zhang, Editor(s)

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