Dr. David A. Thomas
Senior Optical System Engineer at
SPIE Involvement:
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Publications (5)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 10, 2011
Proc. SPIE. 8127, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions V
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Telescopes, Mirrors, Optical design, Aerospace engineering, Space telescopes, Computer aided design, Infrared telescopes, Optical instrument design, Device simulation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 8, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7796, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Safety, Foam, Sensors, Error analysis, Complex systems, Space telescopes, Computer aided design, Failure analysis, Hubble Space Telescope

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 1, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7427, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions IV
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Sensors, Wavefronts, Integrated modeling, Electro optical sensors, Modulation transfer functions, Computer aided design, Thermal modeling, Electro optical modeling, Comets

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | December 5, 2001
Proc. SPIE. 4441, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering II
KEYWORDS: Short wave infrared radiation, Point spread functions, Mirrors, Beam splitters, Spectrometers, Wavefronts, Distortion, Image quality, Modulation transfer functions, Tolerancing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 16, 1998
Proc. SPIE. 3438, Imaging Spectrometry IV
KEYWORDS: Point spread functions, Mirrors, Optical design, Calibration, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Distortion, Image quality, Tolerancing, Prototyping

Conference Committee Involvement (8)
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions X
22 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions IX
8 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VIII
1 September 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VII
11 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned IV
10 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
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