Dr. Stephen C. Cain
Associate Professor
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Instructor
Publications (55)

Proceedings Article | 18 September 2018 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10772, Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2018
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Stars, Sensors, Image processing, Photons, Deconvolution, Reconstruction algorithms, Expectation maximization algorithms

SPIE Journal Paper | 25 January 2018
OE Vol. 57 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Calibration, Photons, Photodetectors, Radiometry, Light sources, Diodes, Error analysis, Nonuniformity corrections, Sensors, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 20 September 2016 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9982, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Point spread functions, Telescopes, Stars, Image processing, Photons, Atmospheric modeling, Electro optical modeling, Device simulation, Atmospheric optics

Proceedings Article | 20 September 2016 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9982, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Fourier spectroscopy, Point spread functions, Telescopes, Detection and tracking algorithms, Sensors, Fourier transforms, Space telescopes, Algorithm development, Binary data

Proceedings Article | 20 September 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9982, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
KEYWORDS: Nonuniformity corrections, MATLAB, Data modeling, Sensors, Calibration, Error analysis, Ions, Computer simulations, Space telescopes, Charge-coupled devices

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Conference Committee Involvement (9)
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2019
14 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2018
22 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2017
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
31 August 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XI
13 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC1032: Direct Detection Laser Radar Systems for Imaging Applications
As laser radar detection and ranging (LADAR) technologies continue to mature, more and more these systems are being applied to military, commercial and scientific applications. From simple time of flight range measurements to high resolution terrain mapping and 3-dimensional imaging, the utility of LADAR is being investigated across a wide range of applications. In direct detection LADAR the measurements depend solely on the amplitude of the returned signal. This course is designed to teach students the basics of direct detection LADAR and how to transform customer or mission requirements into LADAR system performance specifications. Tools for modeling LADAR systems are introduced through the lecture material that allows quantification of important system performance metrics. The course begins with the LADAR range equation and how it can be used to evaluate the impact factors such as atmospheric turbulence on LADAR performance. Students are introduced to direct detection LADAR modeling methods which help to explain how various LADAR subsystems affect LADAR range accuracy. A number of representative systems will be introduced as examples throughout the lectures. This course closely follows the included text <i>Direct Detection LADAR Systems</i>, SPIE Vol. TT85. The examples and problems presented in the book will be explored more fully during the course.
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