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Comparison Of Optical Design Programs For Design Of FLIR Type Optical Systems
Author(s): Richard C. Juergens; Allen Mann
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Paper Abstract

There are three major computer programs for optical design and analysis which are available to anyone through purchase, lease, or royalty usage arrangements. These programs are ACCOS V from Scientific Calculations, Inc., the David Grey programs available through Genesee Computer Center, Inc., and CODE V from Optical Research Associates. This paper will discuss the relative merits of each of these three programs in dealing with the various types of specialized problems involved in the design of FLIR type optical systems. These problems are specialized in the sense of being different from those normally encountered in the design of visual optical systems, and include spectral range characteristics, multimode (including zoom) designs, scanning systems, and vignetting and narcissus considerations. Examples of these various problems will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1978
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0131, Practical Infrared Optics, (4 May 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956039
Show Author Affiliations
Richard C. Juergens, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)
Allen Mann, Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0131:
Practical Infrared Optics
Jerrold Zimmerman; George Speake, Editor(s)

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