Dr. Robert K. Tyson
Retired
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Instructor
Publications (26)

Proceedings Article | 29 May 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8725, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications V
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Weapons, Mirrors, Satellites, Laser development, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Missiles, Atmospheric optics, Laser missile defense

SPIE Press Book | 13 April 2012
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Actuators, Neodymium, Wavefronts, Deformable mirrors, Wavefront sensors, Sensors, Mirrors, Atmospheric modeling, Control systems, Laser guide stars

Proceedings Article | 1 September 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7468, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging, Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems
KEYWORDS: Optical transfer functions, Optical filters, Imaging systems, Spatial frequencies, Cameras, Fourier transforms, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Deformable mirrors, Image filtering

Proceedings Article | 24 February 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7200, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves III
KEYWORDS: Modulation, Sensors, Laser beam propagation, Adaptive optics, Deformable mirrors, Optical vortices, Turbulence, Atmospheric turbulence, Atmospheric propagation, Spiral phase plates

SPIE Press Book | 7 January 2009
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Wavefronts, Wavefront sensors, Deformable mirrors, Mirrors, Stars, Telescopes, Actuators, Laser guide stars, Sensors

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Proceedings Volume Editor (13)

SPIE Conference Volume | 12 September 2011

SPIE Conference Volume | 20 August 2009

SPIE Conference Volume | 12 September 2007

SPIE Conference Volume | 25 August 2005

SPIE Conference Volume | 24 December 2003

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Conference Committee Involvement (32)
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
31 August 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XI
13 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing X
21 August 2014 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing IX
26 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
Adaptive X-Ray Optics II
14 August 2012 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC135: Adaptive Optics
Adaptive optics are used to improve imagery and the transmission of optical signals by sensing a wavefront disturbance and using the information for real-time control of an active optical element such as a deformable mirror. This course covers the basic principles of adaptive optics with emphasis on large ground-based telescopes. Examples show how analysis and design of wavefront sensors, deformable mirrors (including deformable secondary mirrors), and laser guide stars are integrated with control systems to implement single conjugate, multiconjugate, and tomographic imaging systems to compensate atmospheric turbulence.
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