29 November 1979 Periscope Optical Test Equipment (POTE)
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The Periscope Optical Test Equipment (POTE) is designed for use with submarine periscopes. The POTE concept provides for a measurement of a specific parameter - rather than a comprehensive analysis - to determine if the periscope optical performance is satisfactory. The system design incorporates custom optics (reflecting the photographic use of submarine periscopes) in conjunction with a microcomputer - based image processor. Special fixturing was designed to allow for rapid installation and alignment aboard a submarine. The use of a single spatial frequency, a programmable criterion level and automatic self-checks are discussed.
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Frederick C. Allard, Frederick C. Allard, J. Robert Ball, J. Robert Ball, Lester D. Olin, Lester D. Olin, "Periscope Optical Test Equipment (POTE)", Proc. SPIE 0193, Optical Systems in Engineering I, (29 November 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957897; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957897


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