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Ivory optomechanical tools for controlling random vibration effects
Author(s): Alson E. Hatheway
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Paper Abstract

Vibration effects can be a maj or limiter in the performance of optical instruments used for guidance, control, surveillance and observation. The author has recently developed software that takes the physical prescription data for the optical system, calculates the influence coefficients between all the elements in the system and the system's image and then prepares a NASTRAN finite element model ofthe optical imaging behavior. This model can be added to the elastic model ofthe optical instrument and NASTRAN can then calculate all the motions ofthe image on the detector. This paper describes the use of the Ivory Optomechanical Modeling Tools in analyzing optical instruments in vibration environments and uses a recent FUR project as a practical example oftheir utility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6665, New Developments in Optomechanics, 66650M (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739832
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Alson E. Hatheway, Alson E. Hatheway, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6665:
New Developments in Optomechanics
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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