We describe a case study in which a telescope system, originally designed for a large format, visible camera, needed MWIR imaging capabilities while maintaining its original setup. The dedicated telescope system was adapted to share its existing optics with a new imaging module via a skew path concept. The challenges of non-rotationally symmetric design are explored along with an explanation of the methodology used to analyze and address the unique configuration.
John Savastinuk, Troy A. Palmer, and Christopher Alexay, "Expanding the mission plan for large scale telescope systems via skew path optical conditioners," Proc. SPIE 10181, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR II, 101810H (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 10, 2017; Published: 11 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262553.
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