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Scene projection through sensor optics using laser-based direct write methods
Author(s): Heard S. Lowry; Celia A. Doub; Lanny L. Holt; Sidney L. Steely
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Paper Abstract

The viability of extending the Direct Write Scene Generator (DWSG) to project to a sensor system with an optical telescope installed has been investigated. The test approach requires development of transmissive or reflective screens and/or collimator systems to expand the DWSG output to the sensor telescope. Several optical configurations have been examined to accommodate this capability. Measurements of the optical spot size on a camera with a zoom lens have been compared to CODE V predictions. Analysis has been performed to determine the practical limitations of this configuration with regard to testing sensors with a set field of view. A demonstration of operation of the DWSG through camera optics has been accomplished. The utility of this new capability to closed-loop operation has also been examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276678
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Heard S. Lowry, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Celia A. Doub, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Lanny L. Holt, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)
Sidney L. Steely, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3062:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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