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Demonstration of the James Webb Space Telescope commissioning on the JWST testbed telescope
Author(s): D. Scott Acton; Timothy Towell; John Schwenker; John Swensen; Duncan Shields; Erin Sabatke; Lana Klingemann; Adam R. Contos; Brian Bauer; Karl Hansen; Paul D. Atcheson; David Redding; Fang Shi; Scott Basinger; Bruce Dean; Laura Burns
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Paper Abstract

The one-meter Testbed Telescope (TBT) has been developed at Ball Aerospace to facilitate the design and implementation of the wavefront sensing and control (WFS&C) capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The TBT is used to develop and verify the WFS&C algorithms, check the communication interfaces, validate the WFS&C optical components and actuators, and provide risk reduction opportunities for test approaches for later full-scale cryogenic vacuum testing of the observatory. In addition, the TBT provides a vital opportunity to demonstrate the entire WFS&C commissioning process. This paper describes recent WFS&C commissioning experiments that have been performed on the TBT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 62650R (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672133
Show Author Affiliations
D. Scott Acton, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Timothy Towell, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
John Schwenker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
John Swensen, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Duncan Shields, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Erin Sabatke, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Lana Klingemann, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Adam R. Contos, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Brian Bauer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Karl Hansen, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Paul D. Atcheson, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
David Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Fang Shi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Scott Basinger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bruce Dean, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Laura Burns, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6265:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
John C. Mather; Howard A. MacEwen; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw, Editor(s)

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