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Television System Optimization For Astronomy And Special Applications
Author(s): Fredrick L. Schaff
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Paper Abstract

The predominance of television systems which operate at standard broadcast rates tend to mask several system optimization techniques which can improve performance of nonstandard systems. Astronomical systems, in particular, benefit by use of nonstandard frame rates, line numbers, and a proper balance between exposure time and sensor gain. Resolution and signal-to-noise from a given sensor can be maximized by proper selection of the number of TV lines and the frame time. In addition, the signal-to-video noise for a given TV resolution has a peak value for the video bandwidth picked from sensor and system parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0044, Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (1 September 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953931
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Fredrick L. Schaff, Westinghouse Electric Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0044:
Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Lewis Larmore; Donald H. Menzel; David Crawford, Editor(s)

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