18 November 1998 Diluted-aperture mirror with a constraint on the cut-off frequency
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Abstract
We analyze the optical performance of a number of diluted- aperture configurations using the modulation transfer function. We select a single figure of merit, the practical resolution limit, over the traditional one, the cut-off frequency, as the most useful one for the detection of small sources. We compare the performance of a number of published configurations, using the practical resolution limit. A new design of a POST configuration is proposed on the basis of this analysis.
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Jorge Luis Flores, Marija Strojnik, Gonzalo Paez, "Diluted-aperture mirror with a constraint on the cut-off frequency", Proc. SPIE 3437, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VI, (18 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331321; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.331321
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