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Image Relays - Hard Optic, Fiber Optic Or Electro Optic
Author(s): S. C. Fairchild; A. L. Garber
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Paper Abstract

Hard optics (lenses, prisms, mirrors), fiber optics, or electro optics (television) may be used to relay an image from the focal plane of an objective lens to a location convenient for viewing. This paper compares performance for these three relay systems as applied to ground combat vehicle sighting systems. The conclusions show that, based on resolution, hard optics and fiber optics are preferred above television. Also, hard optics generally have better image quality than either fiber optics or television. Fiber optic and television systems may best satisfy particular applications with difficult integration requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0518, Optical Systems Engineering IV, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945176
Show Author Affiliations
S. C. Fairchild, FMC Corporation (United States)
A. L. Garber, FMC Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0518:
Optical Systems Engineering IV
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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