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Integrated multidisciplinary analysis of segmented reflector telescopes
Author(s): Hugh Clark Briggs; Laura Needels
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Paper Abstract

The present multidisciplinary telescope-analysis approach, which encompasses thermal, structural, control and optical considerations, is illustrated for the case of an IR telescope in LEO; attention is given to end-to-end evaluations of the effects of mechanical disturbances and thermal gradients in measures of optical performance. Both geometric ray-tracing and surface-to-surface diffraction approximations are used in the telescope's optical model. Also noted is the role played by NASA-JPL's Integrated Modeling of Advanced Optical Systems computation tool, in view of numerical samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1696, Controls for Optical Systems, (10 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138152
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Hugh Clark Briggs, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Laura Needels, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1696:
Controls for Optical Systems
John A. Breakwell, Editor(s)

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