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Evaluating intensified camera evaluations
Author(s): Stuart A. Baker; Susan D. Gardner; Michael L. Rogers; F. A. Sanders
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes image evaluation techniques used to standardize camera system characterizations. Key areas of performance include resolution, noise and sensitivity. This team has developed a set of analysis tools, in the form of image processing software used to evaluate camera calibration data, to aid an experimenter in measuring a set of camera performance metrics. These performance metrics identify capabilities and limitations of the camera system, while establishing a means for comparing camera systems. Analysis software is used to evaluate digital camera images recorded with charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras. Several types of intensified cameras systems are used in the high-speed imaging field. Electro-optical components are used to provide precise shuttering or optical gain for a camera system. These components including microchannel plate or proximity focused diode image intensifiers, electro-static image tubes, or electron-bombarded CCDs affect system performance. It is important to quantify camera system performance in order to qualify a system as meeting experimental requirements. The camera evaluation tool is designed to provide side-by- side camera comparison and system modeling information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4128, Image Intensifiers and Applications II, (3 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405870
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart A. Baker, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
Susan D. Gardner, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
Michael L. Rogers, Bechtel Nevada (United States)
F. A. Sanders, Bechtel Nevada (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4128:
Image Intensifiers and Applications II
C. Bruce Johnson, Editor(s)

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