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Optomechanical analysis of segmented/adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

In an effort to get larger primary mirrors for both space and ground-based telescopes, many proposed designs are either segmented or adaptive or both. This paper discuses many practical analysis issues concerning the prediction of performance of these large mirrors. Topics include 1) correctability with and without focus control, 2) dynamic response analysis, 3) segment pointing and surface RMS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447291
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Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Gregory J. Michels, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4444:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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