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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2008
  • pp: 3877–3885

Determination of model airplane attitudes using dynamic holographic interferometry

Partha P. Banerjee, Georges Nehmetallah, Nickolai Kukhtarev, and Sarat C. Praharaj  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 21, pp. 3877-3885 (2008)

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We demonstrate how real-time holographic interferometry yielding two-dimensional fringes can be recorded and used to determine changes in three-dimensional attitude of a model airplane through digital image processing. A simple bench-top experiment with a model airplane as a test object is conducted to demonstrate interference fringes superposed on the image due to changes in attitudes (pitch, yaw, and roll) as well as distortion. A novel second-generation thermoplastic camera suitable for dynamic multiple reversible registration of thin-phase holograms using thermoplastic and semiconductor film on glass substrate is used for in situ recording and readout during real-time holographic interferometry. Thin-phase holograms also offer the advantage of exact image reconstruction from forward-phase conjugation.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing

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Original Manuscript: January 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2008
Published: July 16, 2008

Partha P. Banerjee, Georges Nehmetallah, Nickolai Kukhtarev, and Sarat C. Praharaj, "Determination of model airplane attitudes using dynamic holographic interferometry," Appl. Opt. 47, 3877-3885 (2008)

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