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Capabilites of an arch element for correcting conformal optical domes
Author(s): Scott W. Sparrold; David J. Knapp; Paul K. Manhart; Kevin W. Elsberry
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an approach for correcting conformal missile domes with a non-rotationally symmetric optical element called an arch. A parametric study in terms of aerodynamics, fineness ratio, maximum seeker look angle and dome index of refraction will demonstrate its capabilities for correcting conformal domes. A nomograph for trading optical performance versus relative missile range will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3779, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368235
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Scott W. Sparrold, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
David J. Knapp, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Paul K. Manhart, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Kevin W. Elsberry, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3779:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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