Determination of Imaging Sensor Line Spread Function through the Eigentarget Test Method,
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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Determination of the Modulation Transfer Function MTF of an imaging system can be tedious and laborious when done by conventional means. However, through clever manipulation of test imagery, the Line Spread Function LSF and hence the MTF can be more easily found. This paper will introduce a new data reduction approach which is a viable candidate as a new metric for testing imaging systems in the field. The repeatability and objectivity of this analysis appears to have great potential utility.