Further Studies and Investigations in Optical Technology.
Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 72,
ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER
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The development and evaluation of aerial cameras and reconnaissance systems requires the use of sophisticated tools and techniques. Several previously developed tools have been expanded, and a new tool has been developed. The computer program FROLIC is used to aid in the design analysis of optical systems. The program has been expanded to determine the effect of tilted and decentered optical elements such as may result from manufacturing errors. The Polarization Interferometer, an instrument capable of measuring wavefront perturbations to better than lambda100, has been modified to give a profile display of a wavefront section in addition to a contour map display. The signals used to produce the profile display are suitable, with proper buffering, for input to a computer which could calculate the optical transfer function of the system under test. Modified author abstract