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The OTF In Electro-Optical Imaging Systems
Author(s): H. Lavin; M. Quick
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Paper Abstract

The subject of image assessment and specification is of canonical importance to those involved in the research, development, and utilization of imaging systems. The quantitative assessment of something as subjective as the value of an image is essential in quantifying and communicating the needs and results of an imaging system or its components. In spite of the urgent need and the vigorous effort of the technologist responding to this need, no universally accepted standards for the measurement of image quality are available. The utilization of Fourier methods in image assessment and specification problems is currently in vogue because of their dexterity in fulfilling at least two necessary conditions as a measure of image quality. First, the Fourier methods provide a quantitative measure of image quality which reasonably correlates with the subjective effectiveness of an imaging system, and second, the analysis and performance prediction of a cascaded imaging system from a knowledge of the performance of its individual components are facilitated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1974
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0046, Image Assessment and Specification, (1 June 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954014
Show Author Affiliations
H. Lavin, General Electric Company (United States)
M. Quick, General Electric Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0046:
Image Assessment and Specification
David T. Dutton, Editor(s)

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