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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1997
  • pp: 8322–8328

General Image-Quality Equation: GIQE

Jon C. Leachtenauer, William Malila, John Irvine, Linda Colburn, and Nanette Salvaggio  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 32, pp. 8322-8328 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.008322


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Abstract

A regression-based model was developed relating aerial image quality, expressed in terms of the National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS), to fundamental image attributes. The General Image-Quality Equation (GIQE) treats three main attributes: scale, expressed as the ground-sampled distance; sharpness, measured from the system modulation transfer function; and the signal-to-noise ratio. The GIQE can be applied to any visible sensor and predicts NIIRS ratings with a standard error of 0.3 NIIRS. The image attributes treated by the GIQE are influenced by system design and operation parameters. The GIQE allows system designers and operators to perform trade-offs for the optimization of image quality.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 1997
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 1997
Published: November 10, 1997

Citation
Jon C. Leachtenauer, William Malila, John Irvine, Linda Colburn, and Nanette Salvaggio, "General Image-Quality Equation: GIQE," Appl. Opt. 36, 8322-8328 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-32-8322

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