Alien Vision: Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum with by Austin Richards

By Austin Richards

Austin Richards takes readers on a visible travel of the electromagnetic spectrum past the variety of human sight, utilizing imaging expertise because the potential to "see" invisible gentle. Dozens of colourful photos and transparent, concise descriptions make this an exciting, available technical publication. Richards explains the sunshine spectrum, together with noticeable gentle, and describes the complex imaging applied sciences that allow people to synthesize our personal model of "alien" imaginative and prescient at diversified wavelengths, with functions starting from hearth scuffling with and legislations enforcement to botany and drugs.

the second one version expands current content material, explores fresh components of analysis, and gives new illustrations that display the variety of imaginative and prescient during the spectrum.

Show description

Read or Download Alien Vision: Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum with Imaging Technology, Second Edition (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM205) PDF

Best imaging systems books

Morphological Image Analysis: Principles and Applications

From studies of the 1st version: "This is a scholarly journey de strength in the course of the global of morphological snapshot research […]. i like to recommend this publication unreservedly because the top one i've got encountered in this specific subject […]" BMVA information

Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning, Second Edition (Optical Science and Engineering)

From its preliminary booklet titled Laser Beam Scanning in 1985 to guide of Optical and Laser Scanning, now in its moment version, this reference has saved execs and scholars on the vanguard of optical scanning expertise. conscientiously and meticulously up to date in every one generation, the publication is still the main entire scanning source out there.

2D and 3D Image Analysis by Moments

Provides fresh major and fast improvement within the box of second and 3D photograph research 2nd and 3D snapshot research by way of Moments, is a special compendium of moment-based picture research together with conventional tools and in addition displays the newest improvement of the sphere. The publication offers a survey of second and 3D second invariants with recognize to similarity and affine spatial differences and to photograph blurring and smoothing by means of quite a few filters.

Additional info for Alien Vision: Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum with Imaging Technology, Second Edition (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM205)

Sample text

The ultraviolet photograph reveals many dark patches in the deep skin layers, some of which are just hyperpigmentation, while others are precancerous lesions. There are also two other basal-cell cancers on this patient: one on the nose just above the ulcerating cancer and one under the left eye. This ultraviolet photography technique can aid in earlier diagnosis of skin cancer, as precancerous lesions tend to look darker in the ultraviolet than when viewed in the visible. Animal Ultraviolet Vision There are many animals and plants that have ultraviolet markings and patterns that were visible only to animals with ultraviolet vision until UV imaging technology revealed them to us.

However, the surface is a much better reflector of the longer wavelengths of SWIR light emitted by the burner. As the burner cools further, the SWIR glow disappears. The light emitted by the burner becomes increasingly longer in wavelength as it cools. A different imaging system is needed to see the emitted mid-wave and long-wave infrared light. 46 FLIR) Shortwave IR image of a lit cigarette illuminating a bathroom.

These patterns are known as nectar guides and are believed to play a role in insect pollination. 34 Visible (left) and near-UV (right) images of Black-Eyed Susans. (Courtesy of Prof. Tom Eisner) Many flowers will appear uniformly white in visible light, but they are seen to have dark regions near the center of the blossom when imaged in ultraviolet light. 11 Ultraviolet imaging is useful for the scientific identification of flowers that have nectar guides, as many flower species are difficult to differentiate on the basis of visible color.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 26 votes