Accession Number : AD0712717

Title :   AN OPTICAL INTERFEROMETRIC METHOD TO ELIMINATE THE ATMOSPHERIC DEGRADATION OF RESOLUTION.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Currie,Douglas G.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The objective of the research was the development, fabrication and use of an interferometer capable of making high spacial resolution measurements through the turbulent atmosphere. In particular, a prototype of the interferometer was designed and fabricated, and then tested, both in the laboratory and on a telescope. The knowledge gained from the prototype (a coude model) permitted the design of the final interferometer. This interferometer (a Cassegrain model) is now being fabricated. This paper is an enlargement and explanation of the results presented in the Woods Hole paper. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTERFEROMETERS, DESIGN), (*TELESCOPES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), RESOLUTION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE