Accession Number : AD0715262

Title :   Polypagos: Polychromic Program for the Analysis of General Optical Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb 69-Nov 70,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF ENGINEERING SCIENCE OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Brewer,Silas

Report Date : 01 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : The report discusses attempts to apply advanced concepts in computer technology to the analysis of optical systems. The early efforts went in to the 'Program for the Analysis of General Optical Systems' (PAGOS). In addition to the basic program, the report covers changes in the transfer function computations, including: (1) the use of two-dimensional Fourier transforms to replace the convolution technique of PAGOS; (2) the generation of point spread functions; (3) a polychromic, i.e., multi-wavelength feature. The acronym came from adding the prefix POLY(chromic) to the acronym of the original version, hence POLYPAGOS. The document is not only descriptive of the program, it will function as a user's manual. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL IMAGES, DATA PROCESSING), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), DIFFRACTION, GRAPHICS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, LENSES, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE