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Photographic Stimulus Material As A Psychophysical Tool
Author(s): John F. Coughlin
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Paper Abstract

Controlled studies, that seek to explore the role of the human observer in the evaluation of photographic images, are possible only when stimulus material is employed whose objective, quality is well known. When such studies involve the imagery of complex photo-reconnaissance systems, the necessary stimulus material is difficult to acquire due to the variability in image quality and inadequate means of evaluating such images. In view of these difficulties, techniques have been developed whereby the prerequisite stimulus material can be prepared in the laboratory by simulating the characteristics of the photographic system. These techniques will be discussed, typical stimulus material will be displayed, and applications in the field of psychophysical experiments will be considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1966
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0005, The Human in the Photo-Optical System, (1 June 1966); doi: 10.1117/12.946675
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John F. Coughlin, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0005:
The Human in the Photo-Optical System
Robert L. Minter, Editor(s)

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