AF112-201: Multi-Band UV/IR Combiner
Award: Phase I
Third Generation infrared (IR) images utilize a dual-band design to take advantage of the unique information found in the distinct bands. With the success of this development in the infrared, other areas of sensing are looking to combine information in other wavelength bands. Reynard Corporation is developing a way to combine an ultraviolet (UV) band collimated image and an IR band collimated image into a single, highly resolved image. By utilizing a pellicle as the optical combiner, along with custom-designed, precision thin film coatings, the resulting image will have negligible ghosting while resulting in a very light-weight final instrument.