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4 May 1978 Comparison Of Optical Design Programs For Design Of FLIR Type Optical Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0131, Practical Infrared Optics; (1978)
Event: 1978 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1978, Los Angeles, United States
There are three major computer programs for optical design and analysis which are available to anyone through purchase, lease, or royalty usage arrangements. These programs are ACCOS V from Scientific Calculations, Inc., the David Grey programs available through Genesee Computer Center, Inc., and CODE V from Optical Research Associates. This paper will discuss the relative merits of each of these three programs in dealing with the various types of specialized problems involved in the design of FLIR type optical systems. These problems are specialized in the sense of being different from those normally encountered in the design of visual optical systems, and include spectral range characteristics, multimode (including zoom) designs, scanning systems, and vignetting and narcissus considerations. Examples of these various problems will be presented.
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Richard C. Juergens and Allen Mann "Comparison Of Optical Design Programs For Design Of FLIR Type Optical Systems", Proc. SPIE 0131, Practical Infrared Optics, (4 May 1978);


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