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Deployable optical telescope ground demonstration
Author(s): Kevin Dean Bell; Ruth L. Moser; Michael K. Powers; R. Scott Erwin
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Paper Abstract

The deployable optical telescope, the second project of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Integrated Ground Demonstration Laboratory, will demonstrate critical integration technologies associated with the next generation of beam expanders for space-based laser systems and large apertures for tactical surveillance systems. AFRL's development will be carried in cooperation with the contractor community and have direct ties to the future program offices that will utilize the DOT technologies. A flow down of total wavefront error acceptable for future operational systems has been used to derive DOT experiment requirements. The sub-scale DOT will demonstrate the initial deployment of a segmented primary and secondary tower in a 1-g laboratory environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393995
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Dean Bell, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Ruth L. Moser, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Michael K. Powers, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
R. Scott Erwin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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