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Machine vision image analysis capability for image intensifier tubes and systems
Author(s): Dennis L. Alsman; Carl Paul; Mark A. Sartor
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Paper Abstract

The Image Intensifier Tube (IIT) is the most critical component within a night vision device. Acquisition, production, test and evaluation of image intensifier tubes can be greatly enhanced by the application of machine vision technology. The Navy, Air Force and Army have invested over $2,000,000 in the development of a machine vision-based test set known as the Automated Intensifier Measurement System (AIMS). This paper will describe methodologies employed in the AIMS to measure Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Dark Spots, Bright Spots, Shear Distortion, and Gross Distortion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4796, Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications, (5 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.450863
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis L. Alsman, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Carl Paul, Xybion Corp. (United States)
Mark A. Sartor, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4796:
Low-Light-Level and Real-Time Imaging Systems, Components, and Applications
C. Bruce Johnson; Divyendu Sinha; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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