Accession Number : ADA299758

Title :   Passive Ranging with Incoherent Systems,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER OPTOELECTRONIC COMPUTING SYSTEMS CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Miceli, William ; Cathey, W. T. ; Dowski, Edward R., Jr. ; FitzGerrell, Alan

PDF Url : ADA299758

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Research Areas Include * Passive Ranging with a single image from a single- lens incoherent optical system * Extended Depth of Field Incoherent Optical Systems. ( i.e. passive ranging systems that operate over a very large object volume.) Specific Analysis Includes * Woodward's Ambiguity Function as an analysis and design tool for incoherent systems. * Extensions to an Ambiguity function relationship for circularly symmetric incoherent systems. * Theory of Stationary Phase for the design of phase masks. * Optimum matching of optical system and digital processing. * Theory of optimum partitioning of incoherent optical /digital processing. *. Cramer-Rao performance bounds of general incoherent systems. * Practical CCD sampling and effects on ambiguity function relationships effect on passive ranging, extended depth of field, and performance bounds.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *PASSIVE SYSTEMS, *INCOHERENCE, *RANGE FINDING, TEMPERATURE, THEORY, DEPTH, CODING, STATIONARY, SYMMETRY, IMAGES, DISTORTION, AMBIGUITY, MASKS, WAVEFRONTS, CIRCULAR, LENSES.

Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE