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Generic telescope truss
Author(s): Philip Pressel
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the structural design, analysis, and load/deflection tests of a generic all- beryllium telescope truss (metering structure). The assembly serves to verify the viability of building lightweight precision mirrors and structures for high performance space-based optics and to measure the integrated performance of state-of-the-art CCD focal planes. It demonstrates the feasibility of manufacturing lightweight and stiff structures that can support high performance optical systems and meet their alignment requirements. The goal of building a telescope worthy of space flight was met.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48254
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Philip Pressel, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1532:
Analysis of Optical Structures
Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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