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The mask designs for Space Interferometer Mission (SIM)
Author(s): Xu Wang
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Paper Abstract

The Space Interferometer Mission (SIM) consists of three interferometers (science, guide1, and guide2) and two optical paths (metrology and starlight). The system requirements for each interferometer/optical path combination are different and sometimes work against each other. A diffraction model is developed to design and optimize various masks to simultaneously meet the system requirements of three interferometers. In this paper, the details of this diffraction model will be described first. Later, the mask design for each interferometer will be presented to demonstrate the system performance compliance. In the end, a tolerance sensitivity study on the geometrical dimension, shape, and the alignment of these masks will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701352 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787256
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Xu Wang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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