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Aero-optical subsystem design considerations for endoatmospheric interceptors
Author(s): Troy A. Street
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Paper Abstract

Optical seekers are an emerging subsystem for endoatmospheric defensive interceptor application because of their potential advantages in target acquisition and track. Seeker performance is degraded by the aerodynamic flow through which the signal must pass and the window that allows the signal to pass onto the optical seeker. Various optical design considerations for the aero-optical subsystem are presented to include coolants, window materials, flow fields, impacts of interaction effects, and test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 17801Q (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142859
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Troy A. Street, United States Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design
Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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