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Optical modeling activities for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): VI. secondary mirror figure compensation using primary mirror segment motions
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Paper Abstract

This is part six of a series describing the ongoing optical modeling activities for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The first two discussed modeling JWST on-orbit performance using wavefront sensitivities to predict line of sight motion induced blur and stability during thermal transients. The third investigates the aberrations resulting from alignment and figure errors after compensation of the controllable degrees of freedom of the observatory (i.e. primary and secondary mirrors). This paper follows the theme of the third, but considers the highly unlikely case where a gross figure error occurs on the secondary mirror. We then compensate for this error using figure control on the primary mirror. The level of compensation as well as the total motions required are evaluated and reported. Impact to image quality over the full field of the observatory is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7436, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IV, 74360C (26 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825420
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Joseph M. Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Lee D. Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7436:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IV
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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