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Evaluation Of The Image Forming Ability Of An Infrared Line Scan System
Author(s): G. A. Morley; D. McKinnon; R. Erickson
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Paper Abstract

The image forming ability of an IRLS system has been assessed by means of laboratory measurements and in-flight testing using a ground test array. The laboratory tests have included determination of the over-all system modulation transfer function, amplitude characteristics and the minimum resolvable temperature. The ground test array consists of a 3-bar wedge pattern and a radiance step constructed of dissimilar panels of painted and sand-blasted aluminum. Analysis of the imagery resulting from over-flying the array yields data of the amplitude characteristics and the noise-limited resolution of the system.

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Date Published: 16 April 1973
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0032, Developments in Electronic Imaging Techniques II, (16 April 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953611
Show Author Affiliations
G. A. Morley, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
D. McKinnon, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
R. Erickson, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0032:
Developments in Electronic Imaging Techniques II
Ralph Zirkind; Sol Nudelman; Alvin Schnitzler, Editor(s)

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