Thermal Infrared Characterization of Ground Targets and Backgrounds

Author: Pieter A. Jacobs

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819460820

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 183

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This new edition updates the technologies that deal with the characterization of the thermal infrared radiation contrast between ground targets and backgrounds. Samples have been updated to comply with the current status of technology in sensor systems and countermeasures. New topics on mine detection and polarization have been included, and the section covering multispectral camouflage of personnel has been extended. The basic principles and meteorological parameters are presented, followed by calibration procedures, signature measurements, and data analyses.

Introduction to Image Stabilization

Author: Scott W. Teare,Sergio R. Restaino

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819464347

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 98

View: 5938

The use of image stabilization has grown to the point that it is now a common component of modern optical systems for imaging, communications, and remote-sensing applications. The benefits of image stabilization to astronomical research alone are so rich that it is common for astronomical telescopes, built over the last century, to be retrofitted with fast steering mirrors and tip-tilt sensors to extend their useful lifetimes. This text provides the basics of image stabilization starting with a consideration of the cause of image blurring and an introduction to the components commonly used in constructing a stabilized imaging system. With this foundation, an example image stabilized system is described and used to introduce some of the important parameters in evaluating the performance of image stabilization systems. As image stabilization systems are key components of adaptive optics systems, the more sophisticated sensing and correction devices used in this area are briefly addressed. Rather than being a mathematical, rigorous treatment of image stabilization, it provides the basic ideas in an easy-to-read format.

The Physics and Engineering of Solid State Lasers

Author: Yehoshua Y. Kalisky

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819460943

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 203

View: 6421

This text explains the mutual influences between the physical and dynamic processes in solids and their lasing properties. It provides insight into the physics and engineering of solid state lasers by integrating information from several disciplines, including solid state physics, materials science, photophysics, and dynamic processes in solids. The text discusses approaches to developing new laser materials and includes data tables of basic parameters that can be applied to laser design. Novel materials and techniques used in recent developments are also covered. One reviewer said, This is excellent. [Chapter 6] on photophysics is outstanding! Very well written and excellent equation derivation.

Infrared Optics and Zoom Lenses

Author: Allen Mann

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 0819476676

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 164

View: 4797

Ten years after the publication of Infrared Optics and Zoom Lenses, this text is still the only current publication devoted exclusively to infrared zoom lenses. This updated second edition includes 18 new refractive and reflective infrared zoom systems, bringing the total number of infrared zoom optical systems to 41 systems. Other additions include a section on focal plane arrays and a new closing chapter specifically devoted to applications of infrared zoom lenses. Coverage of wavelength region has been expanded to include the near infrared. Additional topics include an examination of the importance of principal planes, methods for athermalization by means of computer glass substitution, and global optimization techniques for zoom lens design.

Practical Applications of Infrared Thermal Sensing and Imaging Equipment

Author: Herbert Kaplan

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819467232

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 166

View: 8526

The second edition of this text was published in 1999, and since that time many improvements have taken place in instrumentation performance and versatility. This third edition reviews these many changes and how they impact the way thermographers operate, deploy, calibrate, and test the new instruments. In addition, the instruments that have been made essentially obsolete are reviewed as part of the historical evolution of the technology. The purposes of this text are to: Familiarize potential users of commercial IR sensing and imaging instruments with IR measurement and analysis basics Provide the practical information needed for users to select the instrument most appropriate for their application Describe how to perform valid and successful measurements in a variety of applications Serve as a reference to help thermographers examine the validity of new applications

Direct-detection LADAR Systems

Author: Richard D. Richmond,Stephen C. Cain

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819480729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 139

View: 4013

This text is designed to introduce engineers-in-training to the basic concepts and operation of 3D imaging LADAR systems. The book covers laser range equations; sources of noise in LADAR signals; LADAR waveforms; the effects of wavefront propagation on LADAR beams through optical systems and atmospheric turbulence; algorithms for detecting, ranging, and tracking targets; and comprehensive system simulation. Computer code for accomplishing the many examples appearing throughout the text is provided. Exercises appear at the end of each chapter, allowing students to apply concepts studied throughout the text to fundamental problems encountered by LADAR engineers. Also included is a CD-ROM with the MATLAB code from the examples.

Computational Fourier Optics

A MATLAB Tutorial

Author: Jim Bernard Breckinridge,David George Voelz

Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering

ISBN: 9780819482044

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 8959

Computational Fourier Optics is a text that shows the reader in a tutorial form how to implement Fourier optical theory and analytic methods on the computer. A primary objective is to give students of Fourier optics the capability of programming their own basic wave optic beam propagations and imaging simulations. The book will also be of interest to professional engineers and physicists learning Fourier optics simulation techniques-either as a self-study text or a text for a short course. For more advanced study, the latter chapters and appendices provide methods and examples for modeling beams and pupil functions with more complicated structure, aberrations, and partial coherence. For a student in a course on Fourier optics, this book is a concise, accessible, and practical companion to any of several excellent textbooks on Fourier optical theory.

America's Space Sentinels

DSP Satellites and National Security

Author: Jeffrey Richelson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 329

View: 8850

During much of the Cold War, America's first line of defense was in outer space: a network of secret satellites that could provide instant warning of an enemy missile launch. The presence of these infrared sensors orbiting 22,000 miles above the earth discouraged a Soviet first strike and stabilized international relations between the superpowers, and they now play a crucial role in monitoring the missile programs of China, India, and other emerging nuclear powers.Jeffrey Richelson has written the first comprehensive history of this vital program, tracing its evolution from the late 1950s to me present. He puts Defense Support Program operations in the context of world events -- from Russian missile programs to the Gulf War -- and explains how DSP's infrared sensors are used to detect meteorites, monitor forest fires, and even gather industrial intelligence by "seeing" the lights of steel mills. These satellites, reveals Richelson, detected Iran's test-firing, of a new missile in 1998 and even provided clues to the TWA 800 disaster.Drawing on many previously classified documents and on interviews with key participants, Richelson


A Conceptual Overview

Author: Sunder S. Rajan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387949116

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 7540

Presented to readers in a visual, image-based style, this guide succinctly explains the scientific principles of MRI and spectroscopy. The book conveys an appreciation for the signal encoding and decoding processes employed in MR, and provides readers with a working understanding of the contrast mechanisms which apply in the acquisition and display of MR data. 117 illus.

Body MRI Cases

Author: William E. Brant,Eduard E. de Lange

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199343861

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6945

Body MRI: Cases in Radiology serves as a ready reference of 141 cases and nearly 900 superb quality images of common and uncommon conditions encountered in the daily practice of body MRI. The book is specifically intended for radiology residents and fellows as a study guide to broaden clinical knowledge and improve diagnostic skills when reviewing MR images of the liver, biliary system, pancreas, urinary tract, adrenal glands, peritoneal cavity, spleen, gastrointestinal system, female genital tract, vascular system, and heart. The selected cases provide outstanding examples of various disease states and their appearances as demonstrated by MR imaging using a variety of pulse sequences. Each case is shown on the front page with a brief clinical history and multiple, carefully selected images that best show the important findings. When turning the page, the imaging findings, differential diagnosis and important teaching points are given in bullet-point format facilitating the learning process and allowing the reader to improve interpretation and diagnostic capability in body MRI. Cases are presented in random order to mimic the diagnostic challenges that typically occur when reading the daily worklist of cases in a routine clinical body MRI practice. Readers can also review the cases by organ system through the Index of Cases found in the back of the book. Body MRI Cases is also an excellent companion study guide to Essentials of Body MRI by the same authors. Together, these texts provide an excellent foundation in Body MRI.

Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine

Author: David Wyn Jones,Peter Hogg,Euclid Seeram

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447147030

Category: Medical

Page: 345

View: 368

Nuclear Medicine is a diagnostic modality which aims to image and in some cases quantify physiological processes in the body to highlight disease or injury. Within nuclear medicine, over the past few decades, major technological changes have occurred and concomitantly changes in the knowledge and skills required have had to evolve. One of the most significant technological changes has been the fusion of imaging technologies, to create hybrid systems such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MR. With these changes in mind, Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine provides a handy and informative guide to the purchase, clinical implementation and routine use of a SPECT/CT scanner. Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine will be a valuable resource for all personnel working in nuclear medicine and it will be of particular value to trainees.

Essential Bioimaging Methods

Author: P. Michael Conn

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080963426

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 5309

Need a tested, reliable method that works? Put Essential Bioimaging Methods to work for you. Editor Michael Conn has hand-picked the most robust methods from his previously-published volumes in the Methods in Enzymology series. Many of these methods have been briefly updated by the authors that created them and use them in their research, and this book further refines and organizes existing content and focuses on methods that work, including MRI, fMRI, PET, Microscopic optical imaging and other. Part of the Reliable Lab Solution series, this volume provides clear advice and explicit protocols, providing updates to classic, tried-and-true methods and an essential addition to the bookshelf or workbench of any researcher in the field. * Highlights usefulness of techniques in basic research detailing MRI imaging of small animals, fMRI of Macaque monkeys, and baboon model of reperfused stroke * Built from volumes in the flagship brand, Methods in Enzymology * Provides tricks, tips and different approaches

Diffractive Optics

Design, Fabrication, and Test

Author: Donald C. O'Shea

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819451712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 708

This book provides the reader with the broad range of materials that were discussed in a series of short courses presented at Georgia Tech on the design, fabrication, and testing of diffractive optical elements (DOEs). Although there are not long derivations or detailed methods for specific engineering calculations, the reader should be familiar and comfortable with basic computational techniques. This text is not a 'cookbook' for producing DOEs, but it should provide readers with sufficient information to assess whether this technology would benefit their work, and to understand the requirements for using the concepts and techniques presented by the authors.

Optical Engineering Fundamentals

Author: Bruce H. Walker

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819427649

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 341

View: 513

This text aims to expose students to the science of optics and optical engineering without the complications of advanced physics and mathematical theory.

Optical Design Fundamentals for Infrared Systems

Author: Max J. Riedl

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819440518

Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 2868

The practical, popular 1995 tutorial has been thoroughly revised and updated, reflecting developments in technology and applications during the past decade. New chapters address wave aberrations, thermal effects, design examples, and diamond turning.

Matrix Methods for Optical Layout

Author: Gerhard Kloos

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819467805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 121

View: 5824

This book is intended to familiarize the reader with the method of Gaussian matrices and some related tools of optical design. The matrix method provides a means to study an optical system in the paraxial approximation. This text contains new results such as theorems on the design of variable optics, on integrating rods, on the optical layout of prism devices, etc. The results are derived in a step-by-step way so that the reader might apply the methods presented here to resolve design problems with ease.

BIOS Instant Notes in Biochemistry

Author: David Hames,Nigel Hooper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136667865

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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BIOS Instant Notes in Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams. BIOS Instant Notes in Biochemistry, Fourth Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers: Cells Amino acids and proteins Studying proteins Enzymes Membranes and cell signalling DNA structure and replication RNA synthesis and processing Protein synthesis Recombinant DNA technology Carbohydrate metabolism Lipid metabolism Respiration and energy Nitrogen metabolism

Integrated Optomechanical Analysis

Author: Keith B. Doyle,Victor L. Genberg,Gregory J. Michels

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819446091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 231

View: 3084

This tutorial presents optomechanical modeling techniques to effectively design and analyze high-performance optical systems. It discusses thermal and structural modeling methods that use finite-element analysis to predict the integrity and performance of optical elements and optical support structures. Includes accompanying CD-ROM with examples.

Basics of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)

Author: Raghuveer M. Rao,Sohail A. Dianat

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819458698

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 105

View: 3718

Code division multiple access (CDMA) has proven to be a viable enabling technique for the simultaneous transmission and reception of data over a shared channel. Although associated mostly with wireless cellular communication, CDMA is also being considered for optical channels. This text, aimed at the reader with a basic background in electrical or optical engineering, covers CDMA fundamentals: from the basics of the communication process and digital data transmission, to the concepts of code division multiplexing, direct sequence spreading, diversity techniques, the near-far effect, and the IS-95 CDMA standard form.

Affine Analysis of Image Sequences

Author: Larry S. Shapiro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521019781

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 642

Computer vision is a rapidly growing field which aims to make computers 'see' as effectively as humans. In this book Dr Shapiro presents a new computer vision framework for interpreting time-varying imagery. This is an important task, since movement reveals valuable information about the environment. The fully-automated system operates on long, monocular image sequences containing multiple, independently-moving objects, and demonstrates the practical feasibility of recovering scene structure and motion in a bottom-up fashion. Real and synthetic examples are given throughout, with particular emphasis on image coding applications. Novel theory is derived in the context of the affine camera, a generalisation of the familiar scaled orthographic model. Analysis proceeds by tracking 'corner features' through successive frames and grouping the resulting trajectories into rigid objects using new clustering and outlier rejection techniques. The three-dimensional motion parameters are then computed via 'affine epipolar geometry', and 'affine structure' is used to generate alternative views of the object and fill in partial views. The use of all available features (over multiple frames) and the incorporation of statistical noise properties substantially improves existing algorithms, giving greater reliability and reduced noise sensitivity.