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Soft Copy Display Of Electro-Optical Imagery
Author(s): Stewart James Briggs
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Paper Abstract

This paper is limited to the soft copy display of electro-optical imagery obtained by reconnaissance systems. The topic is further limited to the author's human factors experience in developing techniques, analyses and procedures which have contributed to the development of soft copy (CRT) displays, having image quality (interpretability) equal or superior to hard copy (film). The results of an early study comparing hard and soft copy by photo interpreters are reviewed. Following this is a description and discussion of various techniques, aids, and analyses which contributed to the results. These include: a discussion of image quality, its measurement, and its visual side; a digital target for measuring a display's potential for high quality presentations; a procedure for determining a display's "best gamma" function; an analytical approach determining a display's size, and pixel spacing and size; and the importance of facility lighting, including some recent experimental data. Finally, an interpretation of the various experiences is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1987
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0762, Electro-Optical Imaging Systems Integration, (24 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940150
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Stewart James Briggs, Boeing Electronics Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0762:
Electro-Optical Imaging Systems Integration

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