Task-specific sensing-introduction

Mark Allen Neifeld, Abhijit Mahalanobis, David J. Brady

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Task-specific sensing (TSS), a concept concerned with the joint optimization of optical and/or hardware and computational degrees of freedom toward the optimal solution of a task, is discussed. TSS mitigates the limitations of traditional optical sensing and sensor information processing. Traditional approaches to sensing and sensor signal processing employ separate design and/or optimization strategies. This approach ignores the opportunity for tasks and algorithms to influence the type, the complexity, or the quantity of data gathered by sensors. TSS is a powerful framework for the design and analysis of optical systems for spectroscopy and 3D imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2857-2858
Number of pages2
JournalApplied optics
Issue number13
StatePublished - May 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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