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Commentary on multivariable parametric cost model for ground optical telescope assembly
Author(s): Alexander Luedtke; H. Philip Stahl

Paper Abstract

In 2005, Stahl et al. published a multivariable parametric cost model for ground telescopes that included primary mirror diameter, diffraction-limited wavelength, and year of development. The model also included a factor for primary mirror segmentation and/or duplication. While the original multivariable model is still relevant, we better explain the rationale behind the model and present a model framework that may better account for prescription similarities. Also, we correct the single-variable diameter model presented in the 2005 Stahl paper with the addition of a leading multiplier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(5) 059701 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.5.059701
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Luedtke, Brown Univ. (United States)
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

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