Abstract

The modulation transfer function (MTF) of a simple submarine viewing situation is computed as a function of range and sea-water properties. For the cases considered, we found that the MTF follows the simple exponential law, exp(−ω/ω0), where ω is the spatial frequency in lines/deg and where ω0 is a complicated function of the range, scattering albedo, and shape of the scattering phase function. A set of graphs summarizes the dependence of ω0 on the inherent optical properties c and β(γ).

© 1969 Optical Society of America

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