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26 June 1995 Pupil configuration optimality criterion in synthetic aperture optics
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This paper addresses the optimization of the relative arrangement (pupil configuration) of a phased array of optical telescopes, coherently combined to form images of extended objects in a common focal plane. A new optimality criterion, which is directly linked to the restoration error of the original object from the recorded image, is derived. The optimal configuration is a function of the maximum frequency of interest (or sought resolution), and takes into account the diameter of the elementary telescopes. Simulations illustrate the usefulness of this criterion for designing a synthetic aperture optical instrument.
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Laurent M. Mugnier and Gerard Rousset "Pupil configuration optimality criterion in synthetic aperture optics", Proc. SPIE 2477, Spaceborne Interferometry II, (26 June 1995);

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