18 June 2013 Optical methods for the optimization of system SWaP-C using aspheric components and advanced optical polymers
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We describe the benefits to camera system SWaP-C associated with the use of aspheric molded glasses and optical polymers in the design and manufacture of optical components and elements. Both camera objectives and display eyepieces, typical for night vision man-portable EO/IR systems, are explored. We discuss optical trade-offs, system performance, and cost reductions associated with this approach in both visible and non-visible wavebands, specifically NIR and LWIR. Example optical models are presented, studied, and traded using this approach.
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Amy Zelazny, Robert Benson, John Deegan, Ken Walsh, W. David Schmidt, Russell Howe, "Optical methods for the optimization of system SWaP-C using aspheric components and advanced optical polymers", Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87042B (18 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015475; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015475
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