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Diluted-aperture mirror with a constraint on the cut-off frequency
Author(s): Jorge Luis Flores; Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez
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Paper Abstract

We analyze the optical performance of a number of diluted- aperture configurations using the modulation transfer function. We select a single figure of merit, the practical resolution limit, over the traditional one, the cut-off frequency, as the most useful one for the detection of small sources. We compare the performance of a number of published configurations, using the practical resolution limit. A new design of a POST configuration is proposed on the basis of this analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3437, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VI, (18 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331321
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Jorge Luis Flores, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)
Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (United States)
Gonzalo Paez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3437:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VI
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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