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Assessment of NIRCam alignment tolerances by Monte Carlo simulations
Author(s): Torben B. Andersen; Paul F. Schweiger
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) specify that the instrument be aligned and operate at cryogenic temperatures. The error budget for the integration of the optical components was analyzed using a multi-parameter Monte Carlo simulation with compensators. Results from these simulations were used to revise the alignment process and error budget. This paper presents an overview of this analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7068, Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II, 70680H (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793828
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Torben B. Andersen, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (United States)
Paul F. Schweiger, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7068:
Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II
José M. Sasian; Richard Neil Youngworth, Editor(s)

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