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NIRCam filter wheel optic mount design
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Paper Abstract

The mechanical design of any optic mount requires an understanding of the sensitivities of the optical design. The design of the filter optic mounts used on the James Webb Space Telescope - NIRCam filter wheel assemblies have been designed to support the optics in a manner that does not compromise optical performance, while coping with several environmental conditions. We will review the design of the NIRCam filter optic assemblies and confirm the merits of the approach chosen to mount the optics, considering thermal, vibration and stress effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7439, Astronomical and Space Optical Systems, 74391E (18 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826533
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Béla I. Privári, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Craig Hom, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Michael Jacoby, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7439:
Astronomical and Space Optical Systems
Penny G. Warren; Cheryl J. Marshall; James B. Heaney; E. Todd Kvamme; Robert K. Tyson; Michael Hart, Editor(s)

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