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Advanced mirror technology development (AMTD) project: 2.5 year status
Author(s): H. Philip Stahl; Marc Postman; Laura Abplanalp; William Arnold; Carl Blaurock; Robert Egerman; Gary Mosier
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Paper Abstract

The Advance Mirror Technology Development (AMTD) project is in Phase 2 of a multiyear effort, initiated in FY12, to mature by at least a half TRL step six critical technologies required to enable 4 meter or larger UVOIR space telescope primary mirror assemblies for both general astrophysics and ultra-high contrast observations of exoplanets. AMTD continues to achieve all of its goals and accomplished all of its milestones to date. We have done 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: 2 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91431S (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054765
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 Acquisition, Inc. (United States)
Carl Blaurock, Nightsky Systems, Inc. (United States)
Robert Egerman, Exelis Inc. (United States)
Gary Mosier, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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