31 October 2000 MWIR adaptive optics system for imaging missile defense tests using the 3.7-m AEOS telescope
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We are currently building a custom adaptive optics system for viewing missile defense testing in Hawaii. The system will utilize natural target emission in the 3 - 5 micron MWIR for imagery, as well as for sensing the phase distortion caused by atmospheric turbulence. Use of the system with the 3.67 meter AEOS telescope will provide near-diffraction-limited performance for imaging at very long range and low elevation angle.
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David G. Sandler, Howard Hyman, Timothy J. Brinkley, Daniel H. Leslie, "MWIR adaptive optics system for imaging missile defense tests using the 3.7-m AEOS telescope", Proc. SPIE 4091, Imaging Technology and Telescopes, (31 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405787; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.405787
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Adaptive optics

Missiles

Mid-IR

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Space telescopes

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