Accession Number:

ADA064750

Title:

Scatter Properties of MLD Mirrors.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun-30 Nov 78,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND I UNIV KINGSVILLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A study and development of data processing techniques for spatial scatter intensity data from a MLD mirror was undertaken. Several processing schemes were investigated with the result that processing the data so as to produce a true and scaled polar plot of the scatter field seems to be the optimum way of displaying the information. Studies of the scatter field of a particular MLD mirror did not support the notion that lobes are to be found in the pattern. On the contrary, the scatter field is more accurately described as a random spatial function. In addition, studies of the processed data patterns suggests that a possible measure of mirror quality may be had by direct comparison of its forward and back scatter characteristics. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE