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Image Chain Analysis For Digital Image Rectification System
Author(s): Roger J. Arguello
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Paper Abstract

An image chain analysis, utilizing a comprehensive computer program, has been gen-erated for the key elements of a digital image rectification system. System block dia-grams and analyses for three system configurations employing film scanner input have been formulated with a parametric specification of pertinent element modulation transfer functions and input film scene spectra. The major elements of the system for this analy-sis include a high-resolution, high-speed charge-coupled device film scanner, three candidate digital resampling option algorithms (i.e., nearest neighbor, bilinear inter-polation and cubic convolution methods), and two candidate printer reconstructor implemen-tations (solid-state light-emitting diode printer and laser beam recorder). Suitable metrics for the digital rectification system, incorporating the effects of interpolation and resolution error, were established, and the image chain analysis program was used to perform a quantitative comparison of the three resampling options with the two candi-date printer reconstructor implementations. The nearest neighbor digital resampling function is found to be a good compromise choice when cascaded with either a light-emit-ting diode printer or laser beam recorder. The resulting composite intensity point spread functions, including resampling, and both types of reconstruction are bilinear and quadratic, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0271, Advances in Display Technology II, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931768
Show Author Affiliations
Roger J. Arguello, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0271:
Advances in Display Technology II
John R. Parsons, Editor(s)

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