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Optical Performance Of Synthetic Aperture Telescope Configurations
Author(s): James E. Harvey; Peter R. Silverglate; Alan B. Wissinger
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Paper Abstract

The optical performance of synthetic aperture arrays of independent telescopes, used for coherent imaging or beam transmission, is degraded by various design, manufacturing, and operational errors. Diffraction-limited performance will be presented in terms of point spread function (PSF) profiles and encircled energy plots. On-axis optical performance degradation due to RMS phase errors, RMS pointing errors, and RMS focus errors will then be presented as will off-axis optical performance degradation due to pupil mapping errors and field curvature of the individual telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976099
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Harvey, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Peter R. Silverglate, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Alan B. Wissinger, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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