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Finite-element analysis for LROS telescope
Author(s): Moshe Blau; David Stavitsky
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Paper Abstract

The long range observation system (LROS) is based on Ritchey—chretien telescope that was designed, built and tested by ELOP. The telescope is rxunted inside a sealed external structure with large entrance window. The concept adapted in the LROS design is to divide the mechanical structures into two major assemblies: — Internal optical bench that supports the sensitive optical elennts . This bench is based on a structure made of composite material. — External body that protects and seals the internal optical structure. This structure includes large entrance window and interface flanges that can be supported on mba, tripod or a pedestal. The key to this design was to properly select and size these two structures in order to achieve the nost rigid but light—weighted structhre . This paper describes the study that was made to specify design criteria and to analyse the design according to these criteria.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1752, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II, (10 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130715
Show Author Affiliations
Moshe Blau, El-Op Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
David Stavitsky, El-Op Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1752:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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