Accession Number:

ADA456998

Title:

SHIMCAD Breadboard: Design and Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. Oct 2005-Aug 2006

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2006-10-16

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report covers the first phase of the Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Chemicals and Atmospheric Detection SHIMCAD project. The two goals of this phase were 1 to design and build a non-field-widened LWIR SHS breadboard interferometer with primarily off-the-shelf parts and using fixed angles and distances within the interferometer so that no post integration alignment is required and 2 to characterize the interferometers wavelength calibration, phase distortion, and zero path location in order to verify that the approach of fixed optics locations and no alignment possibilities is adequate. The detailed results of this breadboard phase are presented here, showing the successful achievement of the above goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE