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System integration and testing of the SOFIA Telescope
Author(s): Walter Schubbach; Eberhard Sust; Martin Suess
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Paper Abstract

System integration and testing of an airborne telescope like SOFIA is a complex process and needs to be done in three phases: 1. pre-assembling the telescope on ground; 2. integration of the telescope into the aircraft on ground; 3. in-flight commissioning and testing. Due to practical reasons (available time resources, costs) not every item can be fi-nally commissioned and tested under all environmental conditions before flight, and cooperation and joint activities between the aircraft people, the telescope people and the later users is necessary. The paper describes, how the work is shared in the three phases, what experience has been gotten so far and what is planned for the remaining activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4857, Airborne Telescope Systems II, (3 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458587
Show Author Affiliations
Walter Schubbach, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Eberhard Sust, MAN Technologie AG (Germany)
Martin Suess, 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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