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Experimental testing of autonomous alignment of a six-degree-of-freedom optical system
Author(s): Alex Ballantyne; Louis J. Palumbo; Michelle A. Thomas; Gary Golnik
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Paper Abstract

Experimental testing of the Downhill Simplex optimization algorithm is described in application to alignment of optical systems. A bench top experiment was designed to test the algorithm in the presence of real noise effects. A methodology of optimum design of merit functions for the algorithm is described and test data presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1996, Optical Alignment, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160404
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Alex Ballantyne, W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Louis J. Palumbo, W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Michelle A. Thomas, W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Gary Golnik, W.J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1996:
Optical Alignment
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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