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OTF (Optical Transfer Functions) Standardization
Author(s): Ir. J. A. J. van Leunen
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Paper Abstract

In 1971, under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of Defence, a committee started with a standard for the measurement of the MTF of image forming equipment. In a short time a reasonable and workable standard was produced that covered optical and electro-optical systems. This standard was far from perfect but it did contain so many useful starting points for the working out of an improved standard that it was presented to a NATO commission which had the task of preparing an OTF standard for the NATO countries as a whole. The paper deals further with some interesting aspects of the OTF and with problems encountered in OTF standardisation when non perfect imaging devices that have veiling glare, non isoplanatism or a restricted linear range are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0098, Assessment of Imaging Systems I, (12 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955297
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Ir. J. A. J. van Leunen, Image Intensifier Development Department (Holland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0098:
Assessment of Imaging Systems I
Thomas L. Williams, Editor(s)

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