Accession Number : ADA189706

Title :   Incoherent Multiple Aperture Optical Imaging Systems: Analysis and Design.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Reilander, Robert T

PDF Url : ADA189706

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Various multiple aperture optical arrays were compared while imaging objects illuminated with incoherent light. The aperture arrays contained from one to four sub-apertures. The objects were edges, slits, rectangles and circles. An emphasis was placed on edge resolution, and the author derived his own set of resolution criteria. Based on this analysis, a tight square four-element array was the best performer. The study concluded with an analysis of design criteria for optimum incoherent imaging resolution. Max sub-aperture size, min sub-aperture spacing, max number of sub-aperture elements, and a symmetric pattern were all determined to be desirable in order to obtain the best performance.

Descriptors :   *ARRAYS, *IMAGES, *INCOHERENT SCATTERING, *RESOLUTION, ANTENNA APERTURES, ANTENNA ARRAYS, LIGHT, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, OPTIMIZATION, PATTERNS, SYMMETRY, THESES

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE