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Introduction to Infrared and Electro-Optical Systems, Third Edition

Introduction to Infrared and Electro-Optical Systems, Third Edition

Copyright: 2022
Pages: 951
ISBN: 9781630818326

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This newly revised and updated edition offers a current and complete introduction to the analysis and design of Electro-Optical (EO) imaging systems. The Third Edition provides numerous updates and several new chapters including those covering Pilotage, Infrared Search and Track, and Simplified Target Acquisition Model.


The principles and components of the Linear Shift-Invariant (LSI) infrared and electro-optical systems are detailed in full and help you 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, you become capable of predicting both sensor test and field performance and quantifying the effects of component variations. The book contains over 800 time-saving equations and includes numerous analyses and designs throughout. It also includes a reference link to special website prepared by the authors that augments the book in the classroom and serves as an additional resource for practicing engineers.


With its comprehensive coverage and practical approach, this is a strong resource for engineers needing a bench reference for sensor and basic scenario performance calculations. Numerous analyses and designs are given throughout the text. It is also an excellent text for upper-level students with an interest in electronic imaging systems.

Introduction to imaging. Mathematics. Diffraction. Sources of Radiation. Atmospherics. Optics. Detectors. Electronics. Image Processing. Displays, Human Perception, and Automatic Target Recognizers. Historical Performance Models. Contrast Threshold and TTP Metric. Infrared and EO System Performance and Target Acquisition. Simplified Targeting Model. Pilotage. Infrared Search and Track. Search. Laboratory Measurements of Infrared imaging and Performance. Appendix.

  • Ronald G. Driggers 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 Melvin H. Friedman is a senior physicist in the Modeling and Simulation Division of Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. He is the primary inventor of eight patents and has more than forty years of experience having worked in the fields of nuclear physics, neutron activation analysis, automation, scanning electron microscopy, land-mine detection, development of intelligence gathering sensors, search and the modeling of electro-optical sensors. Dr. Friedman received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Carnegie-Mellon University and M.S. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
  • John W. Devitt

    is a principal fellow and chief engineer for RVS Tactical Products. He was the director of RVS Engineering with a staff of 275 scientists and engineers. He has the full responsibilities for execution of all engineering objectives including technical, financial, and organizational. His responsibilities on projects that span the full electromagnetic spectrum and major U.S. Department of Defense agencies. These include some of the largest and most significant infrared detector programs including EODAS, 3GEN FLIR, and OPIR. These programs and technologies have broad impact to U.S. objectives and national security.


    Mr. Devitt received a B.S. in physics from Stony Brook and an M.S. in physics from OSU. He was an instructor for the UCSB Infrared Short Course and the GTRI Infrared Technology Course and a lecturer for the University of Arizona Radiometry and other courses. He has more than 50 publications and more than 20 patents, as well as 3 books, one iPad app, and one iPhone app. He was a primary contributor to the Photonics Project web site ( Mr. Devitt was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and was awarded as an MSS Fellow in 2016 and as a Principal Fellow in 2017 at Raytheon.

  • Orges Furxhi

    is a principal member of the technical staff at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC). His professional interests focus on passive and active imaging systems and their applications. Before joining IMEC, he was the director of engineering at St. Johns Optical Systems where he was responsible for camera product development. As a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University and the University of Memphis, he developed several infrared, millimeter-wave, and terahertz imaging systems. Dr. Furxhi holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in physics from the University of Memphis.

  • Anjali Singh

    is currently the vice president of payload at Planet Labs. Prior to this, she was an engineering fellow/chief engineer at Raytheon for Advanced Tactical Programs. Prior to Raytheon, she was at Northrop Grumman, where she held several lead positions including an IPT lead on a major space program, where she was responsible for delivering space payloads, and defining the next generation of focal plane array products. She also served as the architect/SEIT lead of the Space Inertial Product Line at the Navigation Systems Division. Dr. Singh started her career as a National Research Council Associate at the Air Force Research Labs in Albuquerque where she pioneered the research and development of quantum well infrared detectors for space applications. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Madras, an M.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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