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Lessons not to make light of (when designing optical systems for space)
Author(s): Stephen E. Kendrick
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Paper Abstract

There is a range of lessons learned when taking an optical system from design through deployment in space. I will summarize some key lessons and observations related to both airborne and spaceborne optical systems with an emphasis on light weighted optics and space telescopes. Areas discussed encompass 1) the initial architecture and system trades as constrained by system error budgets, 2) manufacturing considerations, 3) testing implications, and 4) real and perceived cost impacts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9583, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned IV, 95830A (9 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196563
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Stephen E. Kendrick, Kendrick Aerospace Consulting (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9583:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned IV
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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