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Computer Modeling As A Tool For Optical Systems' Specifications
Author(s): Harold J. Liff; Michael Schwartz; Kenneth R. Auerbach
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a Computer Image Simulation System (CISS) developed by EIKONIX. The system produces imagery from simulated visible and infra-red optical systems using either film or solid-state detectors. The CISS has been used to formulate and evaluate specifications for several remote sensing systems. Our experience has shown that computer modeling can be an important tool for producing an effective and efficient system design. The EIKONIX CISS consists of six basic components each of which simulates an aspect of the imaging process: scene generation facility; atmospheric model; collection system model detector model; data channel model; and soft and hardcopy display facility. Together these components provide "end-to-end" simulation of an optical system and its product. The purpose of this paper is to describe the components of our system and to illustrate its use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0181, Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications, (7 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957339
Show Author Affiliations
Harold J. Liff, EIKONIX Corporation (United States)
Michael Schwartz, EIKONIX Corporation (United States)
Kenneth R. Auerbach, EIKONIX Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0181:
Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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