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Imaging interferometers using flat primary segments
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Paper Abstract

Gossamer mirrors have the potential to reach 100 meter baselines in space because of their very light weight. We explore a type of system that uses an array of flat gossamer mirrors as a primary mirror. Using wavefront reconstruction, we can easily estimate the fields of view for these systems. We report the fields of view as a function of the free parameters for these systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4849, Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460461
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Erin M. Sabatke, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James H. Burge, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4849:
Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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