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Reconnaissance system performance prediction through image processing
Author(s): Gary L. Conrad
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Paper Abstract

After establishing a working-base image of given pixel-resolution and digitization, in conjunction with a calibration transform, the present method for image-processing based reconnaissance system performance evaluation gives attention to scaling, atmospheric, and MTF factors. The 'kernel spread-point definition', which is a weighted map of the redistribution of energy from a point object, is used to emulate lens-diffraction limitations, linear image motion, and simusoidal or random vibration. Recognition and identification criteria can be evaluated by simply looking at targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1342, Airborne Reconnaissance XIV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23139
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Gary L. Conrad, Tricor Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1342:
Airborne Reconnaissance XIV
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse; Wayne W. Schurter, Editor(s)

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