Accession Number:

ADA118246

Title:

Sharp Nose Lens Design Using Refractive Index Gradient

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

AMICHAI (ODED) MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

298.0

Abstract:

For infrared sensors located at the nose of a missile or a projectile, an age-old problem occurs. A conflict between optical quality and aerodynamic drag exists. A new approach for solving this problem is being developed using gradient refractive index, GRIN, for lens design. The equations for lens design incorporating GRIN are formulated for the special case of spherically symmetrically GRIN. For infrared sensors located at the nose of a missile or a projectile, an age-old problem occurs. A conflict between optical quality and aerodynamic drag exists. A new approach for solving this problem is being developed using gradient refractive index, GRIN, for lens design. The equations for lens design incorporating GRIN are formulated for the special case of spherically symmetrical GRIN.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE