Accession Number:

AD0735674

Title:

Polypagos User's Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Aug 68-Oct 71,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF ENGINEERING SCIENCE OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

POLYPAGOS, Polychromic Program for the Analysis of General Optical Systems, uses both geometric and frequency response techniques. Four main tools for measuring optical system performance are provided in the program 1 calculation of first order parameters and Seidel aberration coefficients, 2 the full field ray trace, 3 the spot diagram, and 4 the two-dimensional polychromatic Optical Transfer Function. Both the full field ray trace and the spot diagram examine geometrical aberrations, while the Optical Transfer Function measures the frequency response of a system subject to geometrical errors and diffraction effects. The program produces plots of the spot diagram, two-dimensional Point Spread Function, and two-dimensional Modulation Transfer Function. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE