A System Engineering Approach to Imaging

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SPIE Press, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 679 pages
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This textbook addresses imaging from the system engineering point of view, examining advantages and disadvantages of imaging in various spectral regions. Focuses on imaging principles and system concepts, rather than devices. Intended as a senior-year undergraduate or graduate level engineering textbook. A solution manual is included.
 

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This book focuses on system decripttion and concept. This is a must for the developer and designer who must have their basics clear.

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Contents

Imaging
48
Image Brightness and SignaltoNoise Ratio
105
Sources of Optical Radiation
135
Noise
169
Detector Concepts and Fundamentals
185
The Optical Transfer Function
223
DiffractionLimited Imaging
286
Modulation Contrast Function
314
Imaging Devices
398
The Optical Transfer Functions for Image Motion
409
Imaging Through the Atmosphere
441
Turbulence Modulation Transfer Function
469
Aerosol Modulation Transfer Function
487
Image Processing and Effects on Resolution
515
Effects of Atmospheric Blur and Image Restoration
545
Calculating Practical Aerosol MTF
571

ContrastLimited Resolution and Target Acquisition
331
NoiseLimited Imaging and Target Acquisition
359
Human Visual System MTF and Threshold Contrast
375

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