Algorithmic Analysis of Edge Ranking and Profiling for MTF Determination of an Imaging System

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
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Volume-23 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Poorna Banerjee Dasgupta


Poorna Banerjee Dasgupta "Algorithmic Analysis of Edge Ranking and Profiling for MTF Determination of an Imaging System". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V23(1):46-48, May 2015. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
Edge detection is one of the most principal techniques for detecting discontinuities in the gray levels of image pixels. The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is one of the main criteria for assessing imaging quality and is a parameter frequently used for measuring the sharpness of an imaging system. In order to determine the MTF, it is essential to determine the best edge from the target image so that an edge profile can be developed and then the line spread function and hence the MTF, can be computed accordingly. For regular image sizes, the human visual system is adept enough to identify suitable edges from the image. But considering huge image datasets, such as those obtained from satellites, the image size may range in few gigabytes and in such a case, manual inspection of images for determination of the best suitable edge is not plausible and hence, edge profiling tasks have to be automated. This paper presents a novel, yet simple, algorithm for edge ranking and detection from image data-sets for MTF computation, which is ideal for automation on vectorised graphical processing units.

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Edge, Image, Modulation Transfer Function (MTF).