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1 January 1991 Low light level imaging systems application considerations and calculations
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Most of man's technical creations are the direct result of attempts to solve a clearly perceived need or problem. Man's creative ability to envision new devices and technologies has been the wellspring of technological progress. The sensor most used in this process is the human eye. The difficulty today is that the "problems and needs" requiring solutions, frequently are no longer visible to the unaided human eye. This springs the development of today's advanced observation/measurement sensors and systems. It is disconcerting to realize that many of the most capable scientists are striving to solve important problems without the knowledge or benefit of today's diagnostic and observation tools. Most quality versions of these tools or visual aids have been meticulously organized into building blocks for the express purpose of being incorporated into easily configured but highly sophisticated measurement systems. Such systems can be rapidly structured to address specific observation and measurement needs. The age-old adage echoed repeatedly through the halls of science, "If I can see the problem I can solve it," need not be ignored.
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Dennis E. Caudle "Low light level imaging systems application considerations and calculations", Proc. SPIE 1346, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, Photonics, and Velocimetry '90, (1 January 1991);


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