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Optical System Design Considerations For Interplanetary Platforms
Author(s): Edward A. Miller
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Paper Abstract

Considerations fundamental to the design of optical systems for interplanetary platforms are discussed with regard to the degree that they require departures from ground-based optical technology. Spectral availability, radiation and thermal cycles, microgravity, and space transportation constraints are considered, and new optical technologies are reviewed for their potential impact on the planetary missions planned for the rest of this century.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943796
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Edward A. Miller, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0493:
Optical Platforms
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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