Accession Number : AD0852040

Title :   Photography Exploitation Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 67-Jun 68,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS

Personal Author(s) : Burch, Jack J. ; Jay, David B.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : Coherent optical techniques were investigated to determine new equipment configurations which will benefit photointerpreters. The problem of image formation was analyzed from the standpoint of diffraction optics and relative comparisons were made between coherent and incoherent illumination. Demonstrations showed how coherent illumination will result in image detail of higher contrast. Techniques for inverse filtering and other types of image enhancement were investigated. Spatial filtering for image enhancement can be performed during the process of image display and thus, can be more cost-effective than enhancement filtering with digital computers. The added dimension of color can be used to highlight features of black and white imagery by a new process unique to coherent light. The ability to modulate and deflect laser beams can result in the capabilities of image mensuration and automatic dodging within rear-projection viewing system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COHERENT RADIATION), (*PHOTOINTERPRETATION, DIFFRACTION, RESOLUTION, LASERS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Lasers and Masers
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE