25 November 1986 Specifying Electronic Autocollimators
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Proceedings Volume 0661, Optical Testing and Metrology; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938643
Event: 1986 Quebec Symposium, 1986, Quebec City, Canada
Specifying an electronic autocollimator for optimum performance in a given application involves an often bewildering choice of performance trade-offs. This paper, intended to be primarily tutorial, will proceed from a brief description of the operating principles and advantages of electronic autocollimators to a discourse on performance specifications and trade-offs. Primary specifications are sensitivity, data bandwidth, angular measuring range, acquire range, and mirror distance. Secondary specifications include size, objective lens focal length, weight, materials, and vacuum or space rating. The trade-offs between specifications, arising from the requirements or constraints imposed by the applications, will determine the ultimate performance of the autocollimator.
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Thomas H. Thurston, Thomas H. Thurston, } "Specifying Electronic Autocollimators", Proc. SPIE 0661, Optical Testing and Metrology, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938643; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938643


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