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Overview and recent accomplishments of the advanced mirror technology development (AMTD) for large aperture UVOIR space telescopes project
Author(s): H. Philip Stahl; Marc Postman; Laura Abplanalp; William Arnold; Ron Eng; Anand Sivaramakrishnan
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Paper Abstract

The Advance Mirror Technology Development (AMTD) project is a three year effort initiated in FY12 to mature by at least a half TRL step six critical technologies required to enable 4 to 8 meter UVOIR space telescope primary mirror assemblies for both general astrophysics and ultra-high contrast observations of exoplanets. Thus far, AMTD has achieved all of its goals and accomplished all of its milestones. We did this by assembling an outstanding team from academia, industry, and government with extensive expertise in astrophysics and exoplanet characterization, and in the design/manufacture of monolithic and segmented space telescopes; by deriving engineering specifications for advanced normal-incidence mirror systems needed to make the required science measurements; and by defining and prioritizing the most important technical problems to be solved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8860, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI, 88600Q (22 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2022362
Show Author Affiliations
H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marc Postman, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Laura Abplanalp, Exelis Inc. (United States)
William Arnold, Defense Acquisitions Inc. (United States)
Ron Eng, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8860:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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