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The ESA Herschel Telescope Tiger Team metrology review: test results
Author(s): Brian E. Catanzaro; Dominic Doyle; Johannes Pfund; Nathalie Ninane; Yvette Houbrechts; Bernhard Braunecker
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Paper Abstract

ESA commissioned a Tiger Team to review the discrepancy between the prediction and measurement of the telescope back focal length. A team of 16 engineers and scientists collocated at ESA's Estec facility to review the test results in the context of the mission requirements and predictions for behavior of the telescope. Extensive analysis was performed on the random and systematic errors in the test results. Both room temperature and cryogenic test data was scrutinized. Error budgets, test results, and conclusions from the Tiger Team will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70102R (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789196
Show Author Affiliations
Brian E. Catanzaro, CFE Services (United States)
Dominic Doyle, ESA Estec (Netherlands)
Johannes Pfund, Optocraft (Germany)
Nathalie Ninane, LIEGE Science Park (Belgium)
Yvette Houbrechts, LIEGE Science Park (Belgium)
Bernhard Braunecker, Braunecker Engineering GmbH (Switzerland)


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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