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Modular Design/Assembly/Alignment Approach To An Infrared (IR) Scanning System
Author(s): Robert E. Fischer
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Paper Abstract

The infrared scanning optical system to be considered is an 8 to 11. 5µm dual-field-of-view configuration. With production, the ultimate goal of such a system--a cost-effective, productioncompatible design--assembly and alignment methodology is imperative. The optical design approach of previous configurations was modified so as to provide a modular system whereby preassembled, aligned, and tested modules can be "bolted together" and, with a minimum of adjustments, yield an acceptable level of performance. This paper discusses many of the optomechanical design tradeoffs which lead to a final modular system design. Module assembly, alignment, and test methodology are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0193, Optical Systems in Engineering I, (29 November 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957885
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Robert E. Fischer, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)

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

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