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Microprecision interferometer: scorecard on technology readiness for the Space Interferometer Mission
Author(s): Renaud Goullioud; Frank G. Dekens; Gregory W. Neat
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the first ever `scorecard' showing how well the Space Interferometer Mission is expected to meet the vibration attenuation requirements for its instrument. The spacecraft reaction wheel assembly, the primary on-board vibration source, shakes the structure in the frequency range from 2 Hz to 1000 Hz. Optical path differences and wavefront tip-tilts must be maintained to a few nanometers and tens of milli-arcseconds respectively, in this disturbance environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390166
Show Author Affiliations
Renaud Goullioud, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Frank G. Dekens, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gregory W. Neat, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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