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Alignment And Focusing Tolerance Influences On Optical Performance
Author(s): Eugene W. Cross
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Paper Abstract

Alignment errors among components of an optical system may substantially degrade the image quality. Focus errors also affect system performance. The potential for serious degradation of image quality is substantial and requires that the tolerances for these errors receive significant attention early in system design. The image quality and reconnaissance performance of an all-reflecting Cassegrain is compared to an all-refractive optical system under conditions of zero and anticipated "real world" misalignments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0354, Airborne Reconnaissance VI, (25 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933980
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Eugene W. Cross, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0354:
Airborne Reconnaissance VI
Paul A. Henkel; Francis R. LaGesse, Editor(s)

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