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Evaluation of the Liquid-filled Camera for Measuring Shadow Detail Part I: Sensor Evaluation



Paul A. Boynton


The simulated-eye-design (SED) camera is an attempt to use the technology inherent in the human eye to enable light measurements of complicated objects and virtual images with fewer effects from veiling glare. The interior of a CCD (charge coupled device) camera is filled with a liquid or a solid or a combination of the two. A variety of other phenomena are also investigated as means of reducing the effects of stray light. In order to fulfill part of the obligation to outside agency support of this activity, several NIST Internal Reports are to be written to describe the project progress. This document is the first of these reports, and describes the evaluation of the sensors used in the camera. Subsequent reports will address various steps in the development process.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6900
Report Number


liquid-filled camera, simulated-eye-design camera, veiling glare reduction, charge-coupled devices


Boynton, P. (2002), Evaluation of the Liquid-filled Camera for Measuring Shadow Detail Part I: Sensor Evaluation, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created March 1, 2002, Updated January 27, 2020