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Low-cost conversion of a bi-directional reflectance distribution station to off-axis rejection testing of a cold stop
Author(s): Mark A. Lundgren
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Paper Abstract

An existing 10.6 micrometers CO2 laser bi-directional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) station was converted into a small scale off-axis rejection (OAR) facility for testing the point source transmittance (PST) of an infrared (IR) sensor cold shield at room temperature with a room temperature detector. A cold shield with a defective coating was identified; the coating was refurbished and performance remeasured. An improved performance was observed. A simple Gaussian integration technique for total transmitted energy was applied to assess performance in the sensor. Construction of a combined BRDF/OAR facility for component and telescope testing is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1994, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167960
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Mark A. Lundgren, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1994:
Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV
Victor J. Doherty, Editor(s)

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