Accession Number:

ADA043341

Title:

Foveal Lens Feasibility Study, 8 to 14 Micron Spectral Region.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 76-31 Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

This study proves feasibility and establishes preliminary design for a nonlinear lens capable of imaging in the 8-14 micron spectral region. When coupled to existing linear infrared scanners this lens can fully support human vision in both field of view 160 deg and resolution 1 cyclemilliradian. This capability is achieved through optical distortion which causes focal length to vary by a ratio of 501 from an axis 2 inches to 80 deg field angles .04 inch. The lens has an F number of two and a clear aperture of eight inches in diameter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE