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OARDAS stray radiation analysis software
Author(s): David F. Rock
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Paper Abstract

OARDAS (Off-Axis Rejection Design Analysis Software) is a Raytheon in-house code designed to aid in stray light analysis. The code development started in 1982, and by 1986 the program was fully operational. Since that time, the work has continued--not with the goal of creating a marketable product, but with a focus on creating a powerful, user- friendly, highly graphical tool that makes stray light analysis as easy and efficient as possible. The goal has been to optimize the analysis process, with a clear emphasis on designing an interface between computer and user that allows each to do what he does best. The code evolution has resulted in a number of analysis features that are unique to the industry. This paper looks at a variety of stray light analysis problems that the analyst is typically faced with and shows how they are approached using OARDAS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3780, Optical Design and Analysis Software, (27 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363771
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David F. Rock, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3780:
Optical Design and Analysis Software
Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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