Scattering of light in turbid water is a major source of image degradation. The intention of this experiment was to construct a small angle scattering meter and measure the volume scattering functions for specific turbid conditions. These experimentally derived volume scattering functions were used to correlate a mathematical modulation transfer function derivation with previously measured modulation transfer functions for a specific turbid medium. Due to design shortcomings, errors were produced in the production of the volume scattering functions. This produced a lack of correlation between our mathematically derived MTF's and those measured in the past. The validity of the mathematical transformation from the VSF to MTF cannot be attested to until more accurate data and sophisticated analysis are obtained.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Underwater light; Underwater photography; Images, Photographic
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Hart, Richard and McDonald, Michael, "Measurement of Volume Scattering functions in turbid Water and Its Correlation with MTF Degradation" (1974). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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