Accession Number:

ADA482335

Title:

Foveated Wide Field-of-View Imaging for Missile Warning/Tracking using Adaptive Optics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Feb 2004-30 Nov 2007

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO SCHOOL OF OPTICS/CREOL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

For adaptive foveated imaging using a high resolution spatial light modulator SLM, high birefringence and low viscosity LC mixtures are highly desirable. A higher birefringence enables a thinner liquid crystal layer to be used which results in a faster response time. Low viscosity is always favorable as it helps to reduce the SLM response time. For the thin-film-transistor TFT-addressed SLM, high resistivity is an extra requirement. In this report we review our development on the single compounds syntheses and mixtures with required high birefringence and relatively low viscosity within the time of the project.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE