Accession Number:

ADA459862

Title:

Design Considerations for the Second-Generation NPOI Fringe Tracker and Science Beam Combiner

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC REMOTE SENSING DIV

Report Date:

2006-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

We describe the motivations for and the conceptual design of the second-generation back-end beam combiner and fringe tracker for the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer. The new back end is expected to result in much-improved data quality and sensitivity compared to the existing back end. It will also enable the observation of geostationary satellites in the visible and near infrared regions of the spectrum.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE