Dr. Richard J. Becherer
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SPIE Involvement:
Education Committee | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Track Chair | Editor | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
laser radar , optical radiation measurements, radiometry , passive and active EO sensor systems
Publications (11)

SPIE Conference Volume | September 15, 1995

SPIE Conference Volume | December 29, 1994

SPIE Conference Volume | December 17, 1992

SPIE Conference Volume | June 1, 1992

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 1, 1991
Proc. SPIE. 1416, Laser Radar VI
KEYWORDS: Doppler effect, Scattering, LIDAR, Photons, Receivers, Velocity measurements, Atmospheric particles, Atmospheric modeling, Wind measurement

SPIE Conference Volume | August 1, 1991

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Conference Committee Involvement (11)
Unconventional Imaging II
13 August 2006 | San Diego, California, United States
Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing
19 June 1995 | Munich, Germany
Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
2 November 1994 | Boston, MA, United States
Lidar for Remote Sensing
16 June 1992 | Berlin, Germany
Laser Radar VII: Advanced Technology for Applications
20 January 1992 | Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Course Instructor
SC279: Introduction to Sensor Systems
This course presents a unified introductory explanation of electro-optical sensor systems, both passive (IR/VIS/UV) and active (laser radar, ladar). Principles of operation are derived in an analytical approach to enable performance prediction. System components are identified and technology and phenomenology issues are described. Emphasis is placed on (1) the complementary roles of passive and active sensors, (2) the requirements allocation process, and (3) performance of integrated passive and active sensor systems in emerging practical applications.
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