NASA Remote Imaging System Acquisition: Space Environment Multispectral Imager

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Title:
NASA Remote Imaging System Acquisition: Space Environment Multispectral Imager
Author:
Richards, Robert Garrett
Issue Date:
May-2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This project seeks to design and build a camera suited for the space environment. It is an imaging camera that operates between 350 nm and 1050 nm wavelengths, with a Matlab user interface. The camera uses a (-mount standard interface to a (MOS detector, and has a fixed focal plane when operational. Focus adjustment for objects from infinity up to a distance of 2 meters is made possible through the implementation of a liquid lens. Developed by Varioptic, the liquid lens changes its optical power relative to the voltage potential between its two faces. This novel technology will allow for wireless, remote camera operation without fear of mechanical parts failure. Lens system design and analysis was achieved through Code V, lens barrel design was done through Solidworks. The camera is insulated to withstand a temperature range of -20 to 50 degrees C, and the optical components are protected in an air-tight seal by two plane windows at either end of the barrel. Excepting one element, the glass lenses and liquid lens are spaced by aluminum spacer rings and secured by an aluminum retaining ring. One lens is secured by an optical UV curing adhesive. The barrel is aluminum 6061, anodized black.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Optical Sciences and Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNASA Remote Imaging System Acquisition: Space Environment Multispectral Imageren_US
dc.creatorRichards, Robert Garretten_US
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Robert Garretten_US
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project seeks to design and build a camera suited for the space environment. It is an imaging camera that operates between 350 nm and 1050 nm wavelengths, with a Matlab user interface. The camera uses a (-mount standard interface to a (MOS detector, and has a fixed focal plane when operational. Focus adjustment for objects from infinity up to a distance of 2 meters is made possible through the implementation of a liquid lens. Developed by Varioptic, the liquid lens changes its optical power relative to the voltage potential between its two faces. This novel technology will allow for wireless, remote camera operation without fear of mechanical parts failure. Lens system design and analysis was achieved through Code V, lens barrel design was done through Solidworks. The camera is insulated to withstand a temperature range of -20 to 50 degrees C, and the optical components are protected in an air-tight seal by two plane windows at either end of the barrel. Excepting one element, the glass lenses and liquid lens are spaced by aluminum spacer rings and secured by an aluminum retaining ring. One lens is secured by an optical UV curing adhesive. The barrel is aluminum 6061, anodized black.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciences and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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