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Passive thermal compensation of the optical bench of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer
Author(s): Virginia G. Ford; Richard Parks; Michelle Coleman
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Paper Abstract

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer is an orbiting space telescope that will collect information on star formation by observing galaxies and stars in ultraviolet wavelengths. The optical bench supporting detectors and related optical components used an interesting and unusual passive thermal compensation technique to accommodate thermally-induced focal length changes in the optical system. The proposed paper will describe the optical bench thermal compensation design including concept, analysis, assembly and testing results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5528, Space Systems Engineering and Optical Alignment Mechanisms, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560247
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Virginia G. Ford, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard Parks, Acro Service Corp. (United States)
Michelle Coleman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5528:
Space Systems Engineering and Optical Alignment Mechanisms
Lee D. Peterson; Robert C. Guyer, Editor(s)

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