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Periscope Optical Test Equipment (POTE)
Author(s): Frederick C. Allard; J. Robert Ball; Lester D. Olin
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Paper Abstract

The Periscope Optical Test Equipment (POTE) is designed for use with submarine periscopes. The POTE concept provides for a measurement of a specific parameter - rather than a comprehensive analysis - to determine if the periscope optical performance is satisfactory. The system design incorporates custom optics (reflecting the photographic use of submarine periscopes) in conjunction with a microcomputer - based image processor. Special fixturing was designed to allow for rapid installation and alignment aboard a submarine. The use of a single spatial frequency, a programmable criterion level and automatic self-checks are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 1979
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0193, Optical Systems in Engineering I, (29 November 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957897
Show Author Affiliations
Frederick C. Allard, Naval Underwater Systems Center (United States)
J. Robert Ball, Naval Underwater Systems Center (United States)
Lester D. Olin, Naval Underwater Systems Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0193:
Optical Systems in Engineering I
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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