Demonstration of a conformal window imaging system: Design, fabrication, and testing

P. H. Marushin, J. M. Sasian, T. Y. Lin, J. E. Greivenkamp, S. A. Lerner, B. Robinson, J. Askinazi

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Abstract

Design, fabrication, and testing were demonstrated for a conformal window imaging system. The conformal window is sapphire and has a toroidal shape. A pair of axially translating cylindrical lenses were constructed to correct the astigmatism introduced by the window across the full field of regard. A telephoto camera lens was used with the system for imaging objects at infinity. Images of some distant targets were collected, and they compare favorably to those images taken with the camera alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4375
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Conformal Window
  • Cylindrical Optics
  • Optical Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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