SHIMCAD Breadboard: Design and Characterization
Memorandum rept. Oct 2005-Aug 2006
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation