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System Requirements Toward Specification of an Image Recorder
Author(s): S. L. Corsover; D. G. Herzog; D. W. Donze
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Paper Abstract

This paper approaches the topic of Laser Beam Image Recording from the user's perspective. It discusses the parameters of concern to a system group charged with specifying a high performance Laser Beam Image Recording Subsystem. The paper concentrates on those parameters that have significant impact on interface complexity, image quality and cost. A block diagram of a typical Laser Beam Recorder is shown along with a brief explanation of the following subsystems: Image Data Interface, Control Data Interface, Image Data Processor, Annotation, Scan Data Processor, Command and Control, Electro Optics, Film Transport, and Built-In-Test Equipment. Ranges of the following signal parameters are given: Line Rate, Data Rate, Data Duty Factor and Bytes/Line. Typical values of the following critical image quality parameters are given: Resolution, Raster and Banding, Geometric Fidelity, and Density Fidelity. Each of the critical parameters are defined and measuring techniques and equipment discussed. A list of system level questions which a user should consider when formulating the Laser Beam Recorder specification are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0607, Optical Component Specifications for Laser-based Systems and Other Modern Optical Systems, (14 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.956366
Show Author Affiliations
S. L. Corsover, RCA Communication and Information Systems Division (United States)
D. G. Herzog, RCA Communication and Information Systems Division (United States)
D. W. Donze, RCA Communication and Information Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0607:
Optical Component Specifications for Laser-based Systems and Other Modern Optical Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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