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Optical Engineering

Asymptote Analysis of a Large Optical System
Author(s): John Bisbee
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Paper Abstract

In a feasibility study the system analyst must assimilate many conflicting mission goals before selecting preliminary parameter values. If the analyst uses a computer to handle the data he may lose sight of some important interrelationships. It is therefore often preferable to keep to a paper-and-pencil level in the preliminary stages of a system design. In this paper such a level of analysis is developed for relating spatial and radiometric resolution to aperture and f/number in a large optical system. This "asymptote analysis" has been applied in a recent study of NASA's SEOS/LEST concept.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1975
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(6) 146536 doi: 10.1117/12.7971789
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 6
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John Bisbee, Itek Corporation (United States)


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