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Performance Evaluation of Scanning IR Optical Systems
Author(s): L. G. Neuweg
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Paper Abstract

Abstract Optical image evaluation procedures as specifically applied to the analysis of scanning infrared (IR) optical systems having discrete detectors and viewing isolated point sources in a low-intensity structured background are discussed. Details about the system design requirements determination, the optical performance evaluation, the interaction of the detector focal plane design and evaluation procedure are included. The optical system analysis is performed using the computer program POLYANA, a program developed by The Aerospace Corporation. A complete example utilizing an F/2.5 all reflective Schmidt system is described in detail to illustrate the analysis procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1975
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(1) 140106 doi: 10.1117/12.7971758
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 1
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L. G. Neuweg, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)

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