Accession Number : ADA320036

Title :   Volume III. Systems Phase, Chapter 5: Electro-Optical Systems.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA320036

Report Date : 30 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 278

Abstract : Electro-optical (E-O) systems encompass the range of wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The systems are termed optical because optical techniques are employed in differentiating and detecting the various signals even though the wavelengths are not always visible to the human eye. The signals generated by the optical detector are processed using electronic techniques and hence the term electro. The systems or subsystems normally considered to be electro-optical are: a. Television. Operates in the visible spectrum in both daylight and low light level (LLL) conditions. TV can also operate into the near IR region. b. Infrared. IR operates in the longer wavelength, nonvisible portion of the spectrum. c. Lasers. Lasers operate at a single wavelength individually, but can be selected from a broad spectrum area covering the visible through the IR sections.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, FREQUENCY, ELECTRONICS, METHODOLOGY, OPTICS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, LASERS, VISIBLE SPECTRA, EYE, INFRARED RADIATION, OPTICAL DETECTORS, ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRA, LOW LIGHT LEVELS, DAYLIGHT.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE