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Liquid crystal tunable light filters for surveillance and remote sensing applications
Author(s): Peter V. Foukal; Peter J. Miller; Clifford C. Hoyt
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we put forward some conceptual designs for liquid crystal tunable filters (LCTF's) that offer improved wavelength flexibility, tuning speed, power consumption and reliability, over the mechanical filter wheels presently baselined for the High Resolution Earth Processing Imager (HEPI) and Advanced Lightning Mapper (ALM) geosynchronous remote sensing experiments. We also point out advantages that accrue from the extremely wide acceptance angle (F 1) achievable with birefringent filters. Thermal vacuum testing and radiation damage analysis will be required to investigate the space hardening of these new filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161394
Show Author Affiliations
Peter V. Foukal, Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Inc. (United States)
Peter J. Miller, Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Inc. (United States)
Clifford C. Hoyt, Cambridge Research and Instrumentation, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1952:
Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components
Sankaran Gowrinathan; C. Bruce Johnson; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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