A study of the effect of aerial haze on photographic images acquired through the use of a remotely-piloted imaging system has been completed. The project involved the design, construction, and implementation of a remotely-controlled airborne imaging system for the express purpose of collecting scientific data relating the contrast of an image to the altitude at which that image was exposed. Data was collected and analyzed and the results are presented here. The system was also evaluated with respect to its usefulness as a collector of scientific data. The conclusion drawn is that aerial haze had no effect on the contrast of an image at low altitudes (below 1000 feet) for the conditions under which the data was collected.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Aerial photography--Data processing; Imaging systems
Imaging Science (BS)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Pegelow, Todd Eric, "The effect of aerial haze on the contrast and resolution of a photographic image in direct application to a low-altitude, remote, pilotless imaging system" (1984). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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