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Noise equivalent reflectance difference (NERD) vs. spatial resolution (SR) as a good measure for system performances
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In system performance analysis, most often Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and system resolution (via MTF) are analyzed separately. In this paper we advocate the use of a joint measure, namely, the Noise Equivalent Reflectance Difference (NERD) as a function of the Spatial Resolution (SR). We demonstrate that the NERD vs. SR captures most of the essential properties of the system's performances and is therefore a useful tool in system evaluation. We demonstrate how various tradeoffs affect the NERD vs. SR curve in some not so trivial way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7087, Remote Sensing System Engineering, 708705 (25 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794632
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Meira Citroen, Elbit Systems, Electro-Optics El-Op, Ltd. (Israel)
Guy Raz, Elbit Systems, Electro-Optics El-Op, Ltd. (Israel)
Michael Berger, Elbit Systems, Electro-Optics El-Op, Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7087:
Remote Sensing System Engineering
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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