Dr. Eric Harvey Richardson
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optica designs of astronomical instruments , and Earth viewing cameras in space
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EHR Optical Systems
1871 Elmhurst Place
Victoria, B. C. V8N 1R1
Phone 250 472 0105
Fax 250 472 0145
Biographical:
Born Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 14 August 1927
Graduate Oak Bay High School, Victoria, Canada, 1945
Victoria College, Craigdarroch Castle, 1946
Victoria College, Landsdowne Campus, 1947
B.A. Physics, University of British Columbia, 1949
M.A. Nuclear Physics, University of British Columbia, 1951
Ph.D. Molecular Spectroscopy, University of Toronto, 1960

• President, Commission 9 of International Astronomical Union, Instruments and Techniques, 1979-1982
• Optical Consultant on NASA Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment, McDonald Observatory, 1969
1991-4

2005-8

Optical design consultant to EMS Technologies, Ottawa, on HERO resource satellite.
Optical design consultant to MDA, Vancouver, on RapidEye and another project,
Optical designs for Routes, Inc., of UV Auroral Imager called Ravens.
Optical designs of corrector mirrors and lenses for a proposed 8-m Liquid Mirror Telescope
Optical designs for U. Saskatchewan of a laser imager to power an experimental Space Elevator.
Optical design of near infrared imager and spectrograph for Mt Abu telescope, India
Optical design of prismatically cross-dispersed Echelle grating spectrograph for Mt Abu telescope, India. Modifications to fit manufacturer’s tools and materials (ongoing)
Optical designs of a High Definition High Contrast, HDHC, spectrograph for the U. of Illinois (ongoing)
Optical design options for a wide field adaptive optics system for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, CFHT, (ongoing)

Publications (15)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 21, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Short wave infrared radiation, Mirrors, Optical design, Sensors, Spectrometers, Reflectivity, Distortion, Modulation transfer functions, Spherical lenses

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 20, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Stars, Calibration, Glasses, Exoplanets, Space telescopes, Optical benches

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 14, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Optical design, Stars, Lenses, Cameras, Sensors, Spectroscopy, Temperature metrology

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 11, 2008
Proc. SPIE. 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Prisms, Stars, Glasses, Space telescopes, Charge-coupled devices, Planets, CCD image sensors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 18, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Telescopes, Optical spheres, Stars, Sensors, Refraction, Earth's atmosphere, Spherical lenses, Atmospheric sensing, Refractor telescopes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | December 24, 2003
Proc. SPIE. 5169, Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, Wavefront sensors, Adaptive optics, Control systems, Deformable mirrors, Computer simulations, Optical testing, Turbulence, Optical simulations

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