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Information Density And Efficiency Of Two-Dimensional (2-D) Sampled Imagery
Author(s): F. O. Huck; S. K. Park; D. E. Speray; N. Halyo
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Paper Abstract

Information density and efficiency (i.e., the ratio of information density to data density) are used as criteria for assessing the quality of 2-D sampled and quantized imagery as a function of the statistical properties of random radiance fields, the spatial response (PSF or MTF) and sensitivity of imaging systems, and the sampling and quantization intervals. Computational results are intuitively satisfying: they are consistent with experimental and theoretical results obtained by earlier investigators concerned with the performance of TV cameras, and they provide useful guidelines for optimizing the design of line-scan and sensor-array imaging systems, especially if these systems use a digital communication link for transmitting data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0310, Image Quality, (28 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932849
Show Author Affiliations
F. O. Huck, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
S. K. Park, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
D. E. Speray, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
N. Halyo, Information and Control Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0310:
Image Quality
Patrick S. Cheatham, Editor(s)

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