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Optical methods for the optimization of system SWaP-C using aspheric components and advanced optical polymers
Author(s): Amy Zelazny; Robert Benson; John Deegan; Ken Walsh; W. David Schmidt; Russell Howe
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Paper Abstract

We describe the benefits to camera system SWaP-C associated with the use of aspheric molded glasses and optical polymers in the design and manufacture of optical components and elements. Both camera objectives and display eyepieces, typical for night vision man-portable EO/IR systems, are explored. We discuss optical trade-offs, system performance, and cost reductions associated with this approach in both visible and non-visible wavebands, specifically NIR and LWIR. Example optical models are presented, studied, and traded using this approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87042B (18 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015475
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Amy Zelazny, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
Robert Benson, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
John Deegan, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
Ken Walsh, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
W. David Schmidt, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
Russell Howe, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8704:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton; Patrick Robert, Editor(s)

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