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Johnson Criteria

The number of raster lines of a display required to interpret different levels of objects within a displayed scene. These levels are:

  • 1. No detection
  • 2. Detection
  • 3. Shape orientation
  • 4. Shape recognition
  • 5. Detail recognition

Sometimes used in training simulators to determine required resolution of visual displays.

  • J. Johnson, "Analysis of Image Forming Systems," Proc. Image Intensifier Symposium, US Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Va., 6-7 Oct. 1958 (AD220160).

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