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Analysis And Design Of An Exoatmospheric LWIR Optical System
Author(s): Robert Slaven
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Paper Abstract

Analysis techniques and trade-offs leading to the design of an LWIR exoatmospheric optical system are outlined. The use of the ACCOS V and Polypagos Optical & Analysis programs and the APART Baffle Design program are discussed. Studies are outlined which include lens design, material reflectivity, baffle scattering, baffle diffraction, thermal warm up and low temperature distortion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1978
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0133, Optics in Missile Engineering, (2 June 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956077
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Robert Slaven, General Dynamics/Pomona Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0133:
Optics in Missile Engineering
Stephen A. Benton; Geoffery Knight, Editor(s)

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