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Pupil configuration optimality criterion in synthetic aperture optics
Author(s): Laurent M. Mugnier; Gerard Rousset
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the optimization of the relative arrangement (pupil configuration) of a phased array of optical telescopes, coherently combined to form images of extended objects in a common focal plane. A new optimality criterion, which is directly linked to the restoration error of the original object from the recorded image, is derived. The optimal configuration is a function of the maximum frequency of interest (or sought resolution), and takes into account the diameter of the elementary telescopes. Simulations illustrate the usefulness of this criterion for designing a synthetic aperture optical instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2477, Spaceborne Interferometry II, (26 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212999
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Laurent M. Mugnier, ONERA (France)
Gerard Rousset, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2477:
Spaceborne Interferometry II
Robert D. Reasenberg, Editor(s)

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