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Non-mechanical zoom system
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Paper Abstract

In order to optically vary the magnification of an imaging system, mechanical zoom lenses, such as those found on 35mm cameras, require multiple optical elements and use cams or gears to adjust the spacing between individual or groups of lenses. By incorporating active elements in the optical design, we can eliminate the need to change lens separations and create an imaging system with variable optical magnification that has no macroscopic moving parts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.510373
Show Author Affiliations
Ty Martinez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David V. Wick, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Don M. Payne, Narrascape (United States)
Jeffrey T. Baker, Boeing Co. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Joan B. Lurie; Steven P. Neeck; Michelle L. Aten; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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