Accession Number : AD0747632

Title :   Gray Scale Capability and Sensor Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND ENGINEERING DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Gould,David F.

Report Date : 27 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The report presents a method for evaluating optical/visual sensors with respect to their gray scale reproduction capability. The method is a systems analysis tool developed as part of a broader effort concerned with characterizing reconnaissance systems as to the quantity and quality of the data they supply. The measure of effectiveness in the developed method is the probability that a resolvable detail which is part of a representative scene will be detectable in the sensor output. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, RESOLUTION), (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS), OPTICAL SCANNING, OPTICAL IMAGES, BRIGHTNESS, TARGET RECOGNITION, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE