Electro-Optics (EO) is a technology area that involves the generation, modulation, detection, measurement, and display of optical radiation by electrical means. EO includes lasers, photometry, infrared, and other types of imaging systems. This newly revised and updated edition of a classic Artech House book offers a current and complete introduction to the analysis and design of EO imaging systems. The Second Edition provides numerous updates and brand new coverage of today's most important areas, including the integrated spatial frequency approach and a focus on the weapons of terrorists as objects of interest.
Ronald Driggers is the superintendent in the Optical Sciences Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He was previously a senior engineer at U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate where he provided electro-optical and infrared research on performance modeling. Dr. Driggers received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. from the University of Memphis. Melvin H. Friedman works for the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate.
Introduction. Mathematics. LSI Systems. Diffraction. Sources of Radiation. Atmospherics. Optics. Detectors and Scanners. Electronics. Signal Processing Displays on Human Perception. Historical Performance Models. CTF and the TTP Metric. EO/IR Systems and Target Acquisition. Search. Laboratory and Field Testing.