Accession Number : ADA111739

Title :   An Improved Electro-Optical Image Quality Summary Measure.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA SENSORS AND AVIONICS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Blumenthal,Alan H ; Campana,Stephen B

PDF Url : ADA111739

Report Date : 01 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The operational performance of electro-optical imaging systems is currently predicted using models based on an approach introduced by Johnson in 1958. This model has been shown to be inadequate when used to predict performance over a wide range of conditions of signal-to-noise ratio and range to the target. This paper describes our efforts to develop and validate a model which is more effective than the Johnson model in predicting image quality. Implications in performance prediction modeling and electro-optic sensor design tradeoffs between sensitivity and resolution are also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Image tubes, *Electrooptics, Quality, Optical images, Mathematical prediction, Target detection, Range(Distance), Signal to noise ratio, Target recognition, Naval vessels

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE