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Reducing size, weight, and cost in a LWIR imaging system with wavefront coding
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Paper Abstract

By jointly optimizing the design of optics, mechanics, and electronics systems with reduced size, weight, and cost can be realized. This joint optimization acts to increase the system trade-space compared to systems that optimize each component separately. Increasing the size of the system trade-space allows highly customized system design. An example of joint optimization is given for a LWIR imaging system with a conformal first surface. This example demonstrates an approximately 50% reduction in size, weight, and cost compared to acceptable traditional system solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5407, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XV, (5 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542298
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Edward R. Dowski Jr., CDM-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth S. Kubala, CDM-Optics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5407:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XV
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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