5 October 1999 Capabilites of an arch element for correcting conformal optical domes
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This paper presents an approach for correcting conformal missile domes with a non-rotationally symmetric optical element called an arch. A parametric study in terms of aerodynamics, fineness ratio, maximum seeker look angle and dome index of refraction will demonstrate its capabilities for correcting conformal domes. A nomograph for trading optical performance versus relative missile range will also be presented.
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Scott W. Sparrold, David J. Knapp, Paul K. Manhart, Kevin W. Elsberry, "Capabilites of an arch element for correcting conformal optical domes", Proc. SPIE 3779, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering VIII, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368235; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.368235
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