Date of Award

Fall 1992

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Matthys, Donald

Second Advisor

Gilbert, John

Third Advisor

Niederjohn, Russell


Optical methods have been used for decades to inspect surfaces and to make stress analysis measurements, but most techniques have been applied on the outer surfaces of structural components. Ideally, an optical device for making measurements on the inner surface of a cavity should provide a panoramic view of the entire cavity. Panoramic imaging techniques developed so far have several drawbacks such as the need for rotating mechanisms, unavailability of simultaneous viewing of the entire space and difficulty in manufacturing and miniaturizing the systems. The design of a panoramic viewing system using a Panoramic Annular Lens and the use of the panoramic imaging system for precise measurements on the inner walls of a cavity using the holointerferometric method will be studied in this thesis.



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