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dc.contributor.advisorCleary, David D
dc.contributor.authorGill, Michael W.
dc.dateMarch, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T18:58:39Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T18:58:39Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30815
dc.description.abstractA prototype All-Reflection Michelson Interferometer (AMI) was tested using two different diffraction gratings and a variety of light sources. The original design used a focusing lens, a pinhole aperture and an off-axis parabolic mirror for collimation, a plane diffraction grating and two plane mirrors to divide and recombine the light and a CCD camera to record the interference pattern. Interference patterns were recorded and analyzed in the Interactive Data Language (IDL) using Fourier transform techniques. The design was then modified to approximate an actual instrument for remote observations of the atomic oxygen 1304-A triplet emission. The results of numerous experiments using both the original and modified instruments verified the feasibility of using the AMI as a compact, lightweight, high resolution instrument for use on sounding rocket or satellite platforms.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/designvalidation1094530815
dc.format.extent85 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDesign, validation and prototype testing of a high resolution all-reflection Michelson interferometer for solar occultation measurements of the OI 1304-ΩA triplet emissionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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