Variable Acuity Display Development. Volume II. Infrared Lens Feasibility Study.
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The feasibility of designing a nonlinear lens capable of operating with second generation infrared monolithic focal plane detector arrays has been established. The feasibility was based on a computer performance model which evaluated the effect of 3 to 5 micron or 8 to 14 micron infrared imaging spectrum, the number of scan lines, Fnumber, lens blur, and scanner type. In addition, the effects of narcissus were determined which resulted in requirements on lens element location. The results indicate that such a lens could be built and should operate in the 8 to 14 micron spectral region. It would have an 8 inch clear aperature and would have resolution and field-of-view adequate to support human vision. In addition, it could be constructed with state-of-art techniques and materials. Author
- Infrared Detection and Detectors