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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 3224–3228

Generic method for aero-optic evaluations

Eugene Frumker and Offer Pade  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 16, pp. 3224-3228 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.003224


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Abstract

The effect of aerodynamic flow on the performance of an airborne optical system is becoming a critical issue in the development of electro-optic systems. A novel technique for aero-optic calculations that is based on commercially available software is presented. The optically relevant data from the computational fluid dynamics results are transformed into an index-of-refraction field and introduced as an input to the optical code. The data do not necessarily have to be presented in analytical form; instead it is introduced in a most general form as a discrete set of values located at a nonuniform grid of points. The modified quadratic Shepard method has been adopted for data interpolation, enabling a simple interface with virtually any software output. Several numerical simulations that demonstrate the technique are presented.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2004
Published: June 1, 2004

Citation
Eugene Frumker and Offer Pade, "Generic method for aero-optic evaluations," Appl. Opt. 43, 3224-3228 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-16-3224

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