Introduction to Infrared and Electro-optical Systems

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Artech House, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 407 pages
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Here's a complete and up-to-date introduction to the analysis and design of infrared and electro-optical (EO) imaging systems. This comprehensive reference details the principles and components of the Linear Shift-Invariant (LSI) infrared and electro-optical systems and shows you how to combine this approach with calculus and domain transformations to achieve a successful imaging system analysis. Ultimately, the steps described in this book lead to results in quantitative characterizations of performance metrics such as modulation transfer functions, minimum resolvable temperature difference, minimum resolvable contrast, and probability of object discrimination.

The book includes an introduction to two-dimensional functions and mathematics which can be used to describe image transfer characteristics and imaging system components. You also learn diffraction concepts of coherent and incoherent imaging systems which show you the fundamental limits of their performance. By using the evaluation procedures contained in this desktop reference, engineers and program managers become capable of predicting both sensor test and field performance and quantifying the effects of component variations. "Introduction to Infrared and Electro-Optical Systems" contains over 500 equations.

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About the author (1999)

Ronald G. Driggers holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis. He is a senior engineer with the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate and is the U.S. representative to the NATO panel on advanced thermal imager characterization. Dr. Driggers is the author of two other books on infrared and electro-optic systems and has published over 30 refereed journal papers.

Paul Cox has illustrated numerous books for children and adults, and his drawings have been published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other periodicals. He lives in Sussex, England.

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