Optimized laser turrets for minimum phase distortion
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An analysis and computer program which optimizes laser turret geometry to obtain minimum phase distortion is described. Phase distortion due to compressible, inviscid flow over small perturbation laser turrets in subsonic or supersonic flow is calculated. The turret shape is determined by a two dimensional Fourier series; in a similar manner, the flow properties are given by a Fourier series. Phase distortion is calcualted for propagation at serveral combinations of elevation and azimuth angles. A sum is formed from the set of values, and this sum becomes the objective function for an optimization computer program. The shape of the turret is varied to provide minimum phase distortion.
SEE ParentDocumentRecord|Ntt=19800017091 "Proc. of the Aero-Optics Symp. on Electromagnetic Wave Propagation from Aircraft"; p. p 339-362Approved for public release, distribution unlimited
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