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Measuring reflective-band imaging systems for performance prediction
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Paper Abstract

An objective performance of the reflective-band imaging systems is required in order to provide the warfighter with the right technology for a specific task. Various methods to measure and model performance in the visible (Vis) spectral regions have been proposed in the literature. This correspondence shows the influence of the spectral region averaging on the monochromatic modulation transfer function (MTF). This works unequivocally shows that the illumination source plays a crucial role in the accurate predictive analysis of the system performance. For accurate analysis the illumination sources need to be carefully considered for the atmospheric conditions. This work shows the possibility of using an LED configuration in the system performance analysis. Such configurations need rigorous calibration in order to become a valuable asset in system characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10178, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII, 1017805 (3 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2260886
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Slonopas, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Bradley L. Preece, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
David P. Haefner, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10178:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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