EF7Operating an imaging system

New training
Level: Basic

Engineers or technicians willing to understand, specify, operate an optical system forming an image on a CMOS/CCD sensor.


Basics of optics, like the EF1 course

Language of the training: French
Maximum capacity: 12
Price: 1380 € HT -
Duration: 3 days - 21 h
  • Acquire  notions allowing to efficiently operate an imaging system from off-the-shelf components
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Operating an imaging system
Addressed topics

Pysical optics (diffraction)
Fourier optics (Point Spread Function, Modulation Transfer Function)
Aberrations (WaveFront Error, Strehl ratio, Zernike polynomials)
Matricial ans linear detectors

The program


  • nature of optical waves, propagation
  • main diffraction results (Fraunhofer, Fresnel)


  • an unresolved source, effect of aberrations
  • an extended scene, isoplanatism, Modulation Transfer Function

Image sampling, detector adaptation

Criterions and choice of the objective

Practical class

  • image of an unresolved point: effect of pupil diameter, of aberrations
  • study of a CMOS imaging sensor
  • setup of an industrial vision bench
Methodology and assessment

Class and exercices
Demonstrations on laboratory benches according to trainee's wishes
Practical classes on instruments

Next session: date to be defined

  • April 09, 2019 to April 11, 2019 EF7 | Operating an imaging system Palaiseau
Pedagogical manager(s):
  • Frédéric Cassaing - Senior engineer at Onera

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