Prof. William L. Wolfe
Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Arizona
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Editor | Instructor
Publications (29)

Proceedings Article | 20 October 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona
KEYWORDS: Infrared detectors, Signal to noise ratio, Infrared imaging, Prisms, Sensors, Head, Black bodies, Infrared radiation, Radiometry, Atmospheric optics

Proceedings Article | 15 October 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8483, Tribute to William Wolfe
KEYWORDS: Infrared imaging, Mirrors, Optical design, Patents, Calibration, Spectroscopy, Humidity, Infrared radiation, Radiometry, Spatial resolution

SPIE Press Book | 10 November 2006
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Photonics, Cameras, Sensors, Telescopes, Electrons, Photons, Infrared radiation, Lenses

SPIE Press Book | 15 July 1999
KEYWORDS: Infrared radiation, Infrared imaging, Infrared detectors, Scanners, Collision avoidance, Imaging systems, Infrared sensors, Sensors, Ocean optics, Radiometry

SPIE Press Book | 6 April 1998
KEYWORDS: Radiometry, Optical design, Optical components, Radiative transfer

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Conference Committee Involvement (9)
Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering
1 August 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
Optics and Photonics 2005
31 July 2005 | San Diego, United States
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
21 April 2003 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Infrared Technology XIX
12 July 1993 | San Diego, CA, United States
Infrared, Adaptive, and Synthetic Aperture Optical Systems
1 April 1986 | Orlando, United States
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Course Instructor
SC215: Introduction to Infrared System Design
This course reviews the required radiometric calculations, properties of detectors, develops sensitivity equations for different situations, describes infrared optics, scanning systems and pertinent properties of materials. Several different applications are described to illustrate the design procedures: a night-driving system, an ICBM detector and a strip mapper.
SC216: Advanced Infrared System Design
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Infrared System Design (SC215). A strip mapper, a night-driving imager, helicopter pilot's aid, a collision-avoidance system, an ICBM detector and a surveillance system are designed. The steps are covered in detail so that the process and the components are discussed. In every case, alternative systems are developed and judgments made about the optimum. Although six systems are discussed, many more are included as alternatives.
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