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Effect of misalignment errors on the optical transfer function of the synthetic aperture telescopes
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Paper Abstract

A segmented or diluted aperture optical system will undergo phase errors due to errors in the positing of the segments. The errors associated with a segmented primary mirror limit the image quality obtainable with the synthetic aperture telescopes. Here, we study the effects of segmentation errors on image quality considering both the phase angle and amplitude of the OTF. We show that, in these kind telescopes, the phasing and alignment errors among segments reduce the amplitude and distort the phase angle of the OTF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5152, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.523645
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Jorge Luis Flores, Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico)
Gonzalo Paez, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)
Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica, A.C. (Mexico)
Guillermo Garcia, Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5152:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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