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Compact three-mirror anastigmat with reflective lens
Author(s): Paul K. Manhart; K. Scott Ellis; James E. Michalski; Richard N. Pfisterer
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Paper Abstract

A uniquely packaged three-mirror anastigmat (TMA) is discussed. The telescope has 5 major parts, including the optics. This compact TMA exhibits diffraction-limited performance in the MWIR and LWIR wavelength regions and operates at fast F-numbers and relatively wide fields of view. Optical surfaces and critical mechanical interfaces are single-point diamond-turned, allowing for drop-together assembly and alignment. This paper discusses the evolution of the optical/mechanical design, developed under the auspices of the Standard Missile Company and NAVSEA PMS422.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.322016
Show Author Affiliations
Paul K. Manhart, Raytheon Missile Systems Co. (United States)
K. Scott Ellis, Raytheon Missile Systems Co. (United States)
James E. Michalski, Raytheon Missile Systems Co. (United States)
Richard N. Pfisterer, Photon Engineering, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3482:
International Optical Design Conference 1998
Leo R. Gardner; Kevin P. Thompson, Editor(s)

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