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Opto-mechanical test results for the Near Infra-red Camera on the James Webb Space Telescope
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Paper Abstract

The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has undergone Pathfinder component testing and evaluation. This paper presents the opto-mechanical test results. An overview of the optomechanical system requirements is provided, followed by a discussion of the opto-mechanical system design and assembly process. Tolerances in the opto-mechanical system as they relate to system level alignment are also presented. Mechanical analysis related to vibration and thermal behavior of the design is shown. Finally, the overall performance of the opto-mechanical system is discussed as it relates to instrument optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70100Z (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784455
Show Author Affiliations
E. Todd Kvamme, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Michael Jacoby, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Liz Osborne, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7010:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mattheus W. M. de Graauw; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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