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Wide-angle reflective optical systems for infrared applications
Author(s): Arnaldo G. Dall'Era
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Paper Abstract

As leader in the design, manufacturing, and testing of electro-optical systems for space applications, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company is committed to the development of technology driven and competitively priced high quality products. In view of this commitment of improving quality and reducing cost, several designs for unobscured, off-axis, high performance, reflective optical telescopes for IR applications have been developed. The designs presented in this paper have been modeled and analyzed using state-of-the-art optical and mechanical design computer programs to determine their effectiveness in achieving very good optical characteristics, light weight, and low manufacturing cost. In particular a three mirror system is described which is capable of optical performance close to diffraction limit over a circular field of view of 20 degrees at f/4.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 178020 (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142871
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Arnaldo G. Dall'Era, Lockheed Martin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design
Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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