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Metrology results and lessons learned from the Univ. of Arizona NGST mirror system demonstrator
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Paper Abstract

The University of Arizona has built a 2-m lightweight active mirror prototype for the next generation of space telescopes. This paper briefly reviews the mirror's opto-mechanical design, and it describes the three different metrology systems that were used to measure it during the actuation process. We also present a list of lessons learned while working on this project. We conclude by discussing one of the successful projects that has come out of this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5180, Optical Manufacturing and Testing V, (22 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512740
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Dave Baiocchi, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James H. Burge, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Brian Cuerden, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5180:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing V
H. Philip Stahl, Editor(s)

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