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Optics and optronics in university courses for officers of the Federal Armed Forces - special curricula and hands-on lessons vs. academic requirements
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Paper Abstract

For more than two decades lessons in optics, digital image processing and optronics are compulsory optional subjects and as such integral parts of the courses in mechanical engineering at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg. They are provided by the Chair for Measurement and Information Technology. Historically, the curricula started as typical basic lessons in optics and digital image processing and related sensors. Practical sessions originally concentrated on image processing procedures in Pascal, C and later Matlab. They evolved into a broad portfolio of practical hands-on lessons in lab and field, including high-tech and especially military equipment, but also homemaker style primitive experiments, of which the paper will give a methodical overview. A special topic - as always with optics in education - is the introduction to the various levels of abstraction in conjunction with the highly complex and wide-ranging matter squeezed into only two trimesters - instead of semesters at civil universities - for an audience being subject to strains from both study and duty. The talk will be accompanied by striking multi-media material, which will be also part of the multi–media attachment of the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 99460J (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238055
Show Author Affiliations
Cornelius Hahlweg, Helmut-Schmidt Univ. (Germany)
bbw Hochschule (Germany)
Hendrik Rothe, Helmut-Schmidt Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9946:
Optics Education and Outreach IV
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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