Accession Number:

ADA001644

Title:

Ray Tracing Theory for Alignment Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This report contains a basic theory and methods for analyzing gimballed optical systems. The power of the theory and methods presented herein lie not so much with the exact ray tracing method, of which there are many already in existence, but with the first order approximations. To facilitate the use of this first order theory Piogram equivalents and block diagram representations of various basic optical components are included. Thus, this report should serve as a reference for analyzing gimballed optical systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE