Accession Number : ADA318893

Title :   Annual Technical Report on ONR Grant N00014-96-1-0737 for the Support of Infrared Spatial Interferometry.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Mar-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SPONSORED PROJECTS OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Townes, Charles H.

PDF Url : ADA318893

Report Date : 09 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A number of upgrades of the 10 micron interferometer have been made during the first nine months of this grant, and a limited number of measurements. Upgrades include new IR tracking cameras, tip-tilt corrections, a new detector, and system programming. The system performance now shows that, with favorable atmospheres, good fringe phase measurements can be made in times as short as 1/10 sec, yielding a precision of 14 milliarc sec in a one second measurement.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, *INFRARED DETECTORS, INTERFEROMETRY, INFRARED TRACKING, STARS, TRACKING CAMERAS, INFRARED TELESCOPES, ASTRONOMICAL CAMERAS, STELLAR ATMOSPHERES, INTERSTELLAR MATTER, TRACKING TELESCOPES.

Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE