Electro-Optical Design

  • Friedrich O. Huck
  • Carl L. Fales
  • Zia-ur Rahman
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 409)


This final chapter extends the information-theoretic assessment to the electrooptical design of the image-gathering device (Fig. 7.1). Section 7.1 ties the basic design specifications of this device to the model of image gathering given in Section 2.1. Section 7.2 addresses the objective lens diffraction, variable transmittance shading, and defocus; Section 7.3 addresses the photodetectorarray sampling geometry and focal-plane processing; and Section 7.4 addresses the line-scan photodetector aperture shaping and sampling interval. The remainder of this chapter covers topics that combine electro-optical design with digital image processing for specific applications.


Lateral Inhibition Information Rate Visual Communication Photo Detector Circular Aperture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich O. Huck
    • 1
  • Carl L. Fales
    • 1
  • Zia-ur Rahman
    • 2
  1. 1.Research and Technology GroupNASA Langley Research CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCollege of William & MaryUSA

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