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Interactive simulation-based optical system development
Author(s): Anees Ahmad; Chen Feng; RamaGopal V. Sarepaka
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Paper Abstract

Simulation and modeling have become an integral part of a cost-effective optical system development process. Over the years, this activity has evolved into a complex multi-disciplinary activity. To optimize the resources required for this exercise, a new concept of virtual prototyping is presented. This concept employs computer-aided interactive simulation tools such as ray tracing, solid modeling and error analysis. It addresses the broad issues of system layout, optical and optomechanical design, structural and thermal analysis for the real operating environment, tolerance budgeting and optimization procedures. This concept works in an iterative fashion to achieve the desired system performance at a minimum cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 1995
PDF: 29 pages
Proc. SPIE 10280, Distributed Interactive Simulation Systems for Simulation and Training in the Aerospace Environment: A Critical Review, 102800H (19 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204223
Show Author Affiliations
Anees Ahmad, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Chen Feng, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
RamaGopal V. Sarepaka, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10280:
Distributed Interactive Simulation Systems for Simulation and Training in the Aerospace Environment: A Critical Review
Thomas L. Clarke, Editor(s)

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