The Modulation Transfer Function and Methods of Measurement
It is the objective of this discussion to develop a method for the appraisal of the resolution performance of photoelectronic imaging devices. In order for such a method to be of value, it must be based on reasonable theoretical concepts and be so composed as to permit straightforward, easily interpreted physical measurements. These requirements are necessary so that a body of theory will exist which can predict with reasonable accuracy the results of experiment and the performance of actual systems. It is not the intention of this discussion to delve deeply into the theory, to go into extensive discussions of experiments and results, or to provide numerous comparisons of prediction and performance on actual devices. On the other hand, an attempt will be made to cover the salient features of the theory and its experimental support, as well as to give some insight into the practical aspects of the mechanism.
KeywordsTransfer Function Spatial Frequency Modulation Transfer Function Knife Edge Image Tube
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