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Integrated optical design
Author(s): Paul B. Forney
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Paper Abstract

At the Advanced Technology Center of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, we have created an integrated optical, mechanical, thermal and structural design and analysis program called `Optics Plus'. This program is a rapid and accurate system for mechanical design and analysis of optical systems, including thermal, stray light and structural properties. Accurate cost and performance balancing trades are possible in very short time frames, thereby reducing overall costs previously much greater. There are three factors in its success: (1) An Integrated Team of analysists, domain experts and software experts that design, build and use the tool, (2) Integrated Tools that include OPTIMA, IDEAS, ASAP Plus, MSAT, and TMG, and (3) Outstanding Support from the laboratories broad expertise in optics, thermal and structural analysis. This paper will describe how the integrated system operates and a flow diagram will spell out the nodes of program interactions. The resultant will be demonstrated with several examples of cryogenic instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3435, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VIII, (17 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323725
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Paul B. Forney, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3435:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VIII
James B. Heaney; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Editor(s)

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