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Author(s): Stuart A. Baker; Susan D. Gardner; Michael L. Rogers; F. A. Sanders; Thomas W. Tunnell
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Paper Abstract

ImageTool is a software package developed at Bechtel Nevada, Los Alamos Operations. This team has developed a set of analysis tools, in the form of image processing software used to evaluate camera calibration data. Performance measures are used to identify capabilities and limitations of a camera system, while establishing a means for comparing systems. The camera evaluations are designed to provide system performance, camera comparison and system modeling information. This program is used to evaluate digital camera images. ImageTool proves basic image restoration and analysis features along with a special set of camera evaluation tools which are used to standardize camera system characterizations. This process is started with the acquisition of a well-defined set of calibration images. Image processing algorithms provide a consistent means of evaluating the camera calibration data. Performance measures in the areas of sensitivity, noise, and resolution are used as a basis for comparing camera systems and evaluating experimental system performance. Camera systems being with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and optical relay system and may incorporate image intensifiers, electro-static image tubes, or electron bombarded charge-coupled devices (EBCCDs). Electro-optical components provide fast shuttering and/or optical gain to camera systems. Camera types evaluated include grated intensified cameras and multi-frame cameras used in applications ranging from X-ray radiography to visible and infrared imaging. It is valuable to evaluate the performance of a camera system in order to determine if a particular system meets experimental requirements. In this paper we highlight the processing features of ImageTool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4308, High-Speed Imaging and Sequence Analysis III, (11 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424997
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart A. Baker, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
Susan D. Gardner, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
Michael L. Rogers, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
F. A. Sanders, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
Thomas W. Tunnell, Bechtel Nevada (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4308:
High-Speed Imaging and Sequence Analysis III
James S. Walton; Alan M. Frank, Editor(s)

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