26 July 1999 Arch corrector for conformal optical systems
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This paper discusses a novel approach to correct conformal missile dome aberrations with the addition of unique correction elements. For purposes of this study, an elliptical conformal dome with a fineness ratio of 1.0 and an index of refraction of 1.7 is used. A rotationally symmetric element, referred to as a 'fixed corrector', is capable o f some correction for roll-nod or azimuth- elevation gimbaling schemes. A non-rotationally symmetric corrector, referred to as an 'arch corrector' is capable of correcting roll-nod gimbaled missile seekers. Both methods are compared and the performance in terms of aberrations versus gimbal angle are reported.
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Scott W. Sparrold, Scott W. Sparrold, } "Arch corrector for conformal optical systems", Proc. SPIE 3705, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials VI, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354623; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354623

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