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Wave-front sensing for space active optics: Rascasse project
Author(s): Arnaud Liotard; Marc Bernot; Mikaël Carlavan; Frédéric Falzon; Thierry Fusco; Vincent Michau; Aurélie Montmerle-Bonnefois; Laurent Mugnier; Céline Engel; Clément Escolle; Marc Ferrari; Emmanuel Hugot; Thierry Bret-Dibat; David Laubier

Paper Abstract

The payloads for Earth Observation and Universe Science are currently based on very stiff opto-mechanical structures with very tight tolerances. The introduction of active optics in such an instrument would relax the constraints on the thermo-mechanical architecture and on the mirrors polishing. A reduction of the global mass/cost of the telescope is therefore expected. Active optics is based on two key-components: the wave-front sensor and the wave-front corrector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105632W (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304111
Show Author Affiliations
Arnaud Liotard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Marc Bernot, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Mikaël Carlavan, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Frédéric Falzon, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Vincent Michau, ONERA (France)
Aurélie Montmerle-Bonnefois, ONERA (France)
Laurent Mugnier, ONERA (France)
Céline Engel, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Clément Escolle, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Marc Ferrari, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Emmanuel Hugot, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Thierry Bret-Dibat, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
David Laubier, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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