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Advanced manufacturing technologies for the BeCOAT telescope
Author(s): Michael N. Sweeney; Slobodan Rajic; Roland D. Seals
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Paper Abstract

The beryllium cryogenic off-axis telescope (BeCOAT) uses a two-mirror, non re-imaging, off- axis, Ritchey Chretian design with all-beryllium optics, structures and baffles. The purpose of this telescope is the system level demonstration of advanced manufacturing technologies for optics, optical benches, and baffle assemblies. The key issues that are addressed are single point diamond turning of beryllium optics, survivable fastening techniques, minimum beryllium utilization, and technologies leading to self-aligning, all-beryllium optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1994, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167981
Show Author Affiliations
Michael N. Sweeney, Speedring Systems Inc. (United States)
Slobodan Rajic, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Roland D. Seals, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1994:
Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV
Victor J. Doherty, Editor(s)

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