Theoretical Study of Non-Standard Imaging Concepts. Volume I
Interim rept. 15 Aug 1974-15 Feb 1975
OPTICAL SCIENCES CO PLACENTIA CA
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The work reported here represents a complete treatment from development of the theory to presentation and interpretation of numerical results for the operation of a CENSORING System. The question asked is essentially what is the probability that at any instant of the random wavefront distortion over some circular aperture will be close enough to nothing more complex than a tilted plane, that a short exposure image formed at that instant will be almost diffraction-limited. The problem is perhaps most succinctly defined by the question -- How many pictures do you have to take to get a good one. The numerical results show that the probability is an exponential function of aperture area divided by r sub 0 squared. If Dr 7, 10, 15, the probability of getting a nearly diffraction-limited image is found to be P sub CENSOR is approximately 0.003, 0.000001, 3.4 times 10 to the 15th power. Derivation and basic results are presented in volume I.
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