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Airborne pointing and pointing improvement strategy for SOFIA
Author(s): Martin Suess; Karl Wandner; Hans Juergen Kaercher; Peter Eisentraeger; Ulrich Schoenhoff
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Paper Abstract

Pointing is one of the most peculiar tasks in an airborne telescope. During design and realization on ground only half of the story can be solved. Final commissioning, tuning and testing can only be executed with the real telescope in the real aircraft during flight. The paper describes the commissioning and testing strategy for the pointing control on ground and in flight, and reports what has been done up to now at the pre-assembled telescope on ground, what is planned for the implementation 'in flight', and what strategy for further improvement is applied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4857, Airborne Telescope Systems II, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458586
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Suess, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Karl Wandner, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Hans Juergen Kaercher, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Peter Eisentraeger, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Ulrich Schoenhoff, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4857:
Airborne Telescope Systems II
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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