The goal of this course is to engage the student with multiple design studies of subsystems of space-based electro-optic systems. The technical and scientific elements necessary to be successful with these studies will be presented during the lectures. The concepts and technologies behind elements such as photon detectors, imaging elements over many spectral bands, optical elements and systems typically used in space sensors, and active optical sources will be described. These concepts and technologies will be the fundamental elements used to describe the various sensor types and modalities used in space electro-optical systems.

Course prerequisite(s): 

An undergraduate or graduate degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or equivalent), or with approval of the instructor.