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Dual telescope system for all seasons: an all-reflecting UV-to-LWIR multifocal length telescope combination for advanced range instrumentation
Author(s): Joseph B. Houston Jr.; Delmar D. Haddock
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Paper Abstract

Recently, two 12.5 inch diameter aperture Small Transportable ISTEF Pedestal System telescopes were designed using all-reflective optics to provide four optical bands, ranging from 0.3 microns to 15.0 microns, on a single instrument mount. The system, located at the Innovative Science and Technology Experimentation Facility, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, represents a simple, modular approach to multi-wavelength, multi-focal length instrumentation for he range. Easily transportable by air, land and sea, the system can be quickly installed in a temporary and primitive field site. The modular approach allows flexibility in planning for rocket launches at the Cape and for to the technical data collection activities worldwide. This paper describes the individual steps which were taken to design, fabricate and assemble two compete telescopes, six months and within budget. The methodology employed serves as a highly cost-effective and efficient model for future optical range instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3786, Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363805
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Joseph B. Houston Jr., Optical Engineering Consultant to the ISTEF (United States)
Delmar D. Haddock, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3786:
Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control
Eddy A. Derby; Eddy A. Derby; Colin G. Gordon; Colin G. Gordon; Daniel Vukobratovich; Carl H. Zweben; Daniel Vukobratovich; Paul R. Yoder Jr.; Carl H. Zweben, Editor(s)

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