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Geometric Optics Computation On A Sinclair Microcomputer
Author(s): Jonathan Vanderwall; Walter V. Hattery
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Paper Abstract

My name is Jonathan Vanderwall and I am by profession an electronics engineer at the Army's Harry Diamond Laboratories in Adelphi, Maryland, although I have worked in electrooptics for the past 15 years. About five years ago, Clive Sinclair put out the first really cheap computer, and I have had a Sinclair computer of the latest type on my desk ever since. Then, three years ago, Don Small published his program, "Small Optical Design and Analysis," (SODA-I) and gave the listing away to interested parties. I discarded the optics program that I had been working on, and began to translate SODA-I for my Timex-Sinclair 2068. Later, I recruited a colleague, Walter Hattery, who also likes the idea of inexpensive computation for scientific purposes, and we have been doing the final debugging and testing for about the last year, not, I rush to add, on taxpayers' time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0766, Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop, (10 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940228
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Jonathan Vanderwall, Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)
Walter V. Hattery, US Army Laboratory Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0766:
Recent Trends in Optical Systems Design and Computer Lens Design Workshop
Robert E. Fischer; Carmina Londono, Editor(s)

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