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Paper Abstract

I have two subjects I want to talk about today – one is on some historical experiences, and the other is about mistakes made in the development of high-performance optical systems, develop of functional requirements and flow-downs, identification of design approaches for an instrument, etc. One thing I'm working on relates to polarization and how it affects radiometry and the image quality of an optical system and so we’ll spend a little bit of time talking about that. Finally, though the HST failure has been widely covered, a few additional comments are probably also worthy of mention.

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Date Published: 5 December 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9197, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned III, 919706 (5 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066922
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James B. Breckinridge, Breckinridge Associates, LLC (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9197:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned III
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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