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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1971
  • pp: 257–259

Effects of Dilution on a Six-Element Synthetic Aperture

R. V. Shack, J. D. Rancourt, and H. Morrow  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 257-259 (1971)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.10.000257


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Abstract

An investigation was made of the effects of dilution on a six-element synthetic aperture. The characteristics of both the spread function and the transfer function were obtained for several degrees of dilution. It is shown that small degrees of dilution result in a significant gain over the performance of a single element, whereas more dilute apertures are inferior for direct imagery.

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Original Manuscript: October 12, 1970
Published: February 1, 1971

Citation
R. V. Shack, J. D. Rancourt, and H. Morrow, "Effects of Dilution on a Six-Element Synthetic Aperture," Appl. Opt. 10, 257-259 (1971)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-10-2-257


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References

  1. A. B. Meinel, Appl. Opt. 9, 2501 (1970). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. R. R. Shannon, IEEE Trans. Aerospace Electronic Systems AES-5, 273 (1969). [CrossRef]

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