Accession Number:

ADD010092

Title:

System and Method for Measuring Sharpness and/or Stroke Width of Characters on a Video Display.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The present invention provides a video display character sharpness andor stroke width measuring system and method designed to satisfy the aforementioned needs. The unique feature of the present invention is its use of charge-coupled device CCD detector array technology to directly measure edge gradient sharpness and stroke width of displayed characters. More specifically, the CCD technology is utilized to accurately measure the average rate of luminance increase or decrease at an edge, andor measure the width at half intensity, of characters generated on a display device, or for that matter also on a printed page. In such manner, the invention provides a simple and rapid means of measuring two display characteristics that have been shown to impact display quality and, as a consequence, observer performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE