Dr. Ronald G. Driggers
CEO at St Johns Optical Systems
SPIE Involvement:
Board of Directors | Publications Committee | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Symposium Committee | Author | Editor | Instructor
Publications (160)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 15, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10178, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
KEYWORDS: Infrared cameras, Thermography, Diffraction, Imaging systems, Spatial frequencies, Cameras, Image restoration, Objectives, Deconvolution, Electronic filtering, Target acquisition

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 4, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9820, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVII
KEYWORDS: Infrared search and track, Long wavelength infrared, Signal to noise ratio, Infrared sensors, Mid-IR, Point spread functions, Sensors, Optimization (mathematics), Performance modeling, Systems modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 3, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9820, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVII
KEYWORDS: Microbolometers, Long wavelength infrared, Signal to noise ratio, Unmanned aerial vehicles, Mid-IR, Cameras, Sensors, Sensors, Virtual reality, Prototyping, Situational awareness sensors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 12, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9452, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVI
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Signal to noise ratio, Infrared imaging, Photodetectors, Rockets, Imaging systems, Sensors, Panoramic photography, Contrast transfer function, Targeting Task Performance metric

SPIE Journal Paper | June 4, 2014
OE Vol. 53 Issue 06
KEYWORDS: Optical engineering, Solids, Microelectromechanical systems, Microopto electromechanical systems

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 29, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9071, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXV
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Infrared search and track, Infrared sensors, Infrared imaging, Imaging systems, Sensors, Infrared radiation, Missiles, Intelligence systems, Target acquisition

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Conference Committee Involvement (33)
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned V
19 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
17 April 2018 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIV
16 April 2018 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
11 April 2017 | Anaheim, California, United States
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIII
9 April 2017 | Anaheim, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC181: Predicting Target Acquisition Performance of Electro-Optical Imagers
This course describes how to predict and evaluate electro-optical (EO) imager performance. Metrics that quantify imager resolution are described. The detection, recognition, and identification tasks are discussed, and the meaning of acquisition probabilities is explained. The basic theory of operation of thermal imagers, image intensifiers, and video cameras is presented. This course describes how to quantify the resolution and noise characteristics of an EO imager. The theory and analysis of sampled imagers is emphasized. Image quality metrics are described, and the relationship between image quality and target acquisition performance is explained. The course provides a complete overview of how to analyze and evaluate the performance of EO imagers.
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