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Kdi Image Test And Evalvation System
Author(s): R. B. York; M. R. Cone
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Paper Abstract

The KDI Image Test and Evaluation System (KITES) was designed to assist in the test and evaluation of video systems and was developed for the Air Force under the auspicies of the Avionics Laboratory. In synthesizing a design approach for KITES, it was decided that old-fashioned resolving power would be used as an evaluation parameter, in spite of its shortcomings as an image evaluation criteria. It is a subjective measurement and repeatability between observers can be worse than ±20%. High contrast targets are normally used and hence only "end point" data is obtained, where the square wave target response function approaches zero at the higher spatial frequencies. It is generally believed that MTF/OTF techniques for evaluating images should provide more insight into what hap-pens at the lower spatial frequencies. Futhermore, a good automated technique for measuring MTF/OTF should be possible with electro-optical mea-surement techniques coupled with a computer to plot the final MTF curve and phase curve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1973
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0036, Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization, and Technology, (1 October 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953715
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R. B. York, KDI Precision Products, Inc. (United States)
M. R. Cone, KDI Precision Products, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0036:
Military Airborne Video Recording: Requirements, Utilization, and Technology
Stanley J. Rostocki, Editor(s)

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