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Mathematical and computer model for designing a telescope with a segmented mirror
Author(s): Dewen Cheng; Yongtian Wang; Jun Chang; M. M. Talha
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Paper Abstract

Mathematical and computer modeling of an optical system with a segmented mirror are designed and applied to a telescopic system. The unique feature of this presentation is to establish a center of the segments (sub-aperture arrangement) mathematically that provides six degrees of freedom (i.e. dx, dy, dz, α, β, γ) to each sub-aperture in order to input the mounting errors. To do so, a Visual Basic routine based on CODE V's COM interface is written that makes it possible to model all types of segmentation modes in a fast and convenient way. Segment results are discussed and the image quality of the design based on these results is evaluated in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 63422B (20 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692224
Show Author Affiliations
Dewen Cheng, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Jun Chang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
M. M. Talha, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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