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Cold alignment prediction of the NIRCam instrument components
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Paper Abstract

The Near Infrared Camera for the James Webb Space Telescope is designed to operate at a temperature of 37K. The instrument must be assembled and aligned at room temperature. The optical design is refractive and incorporates several different lens materials in addition to several mirrors which make an athermal design very difficult. All of the instrument components are designed so that the instrument can come into alignment at 37K after assembly at room temperature. The methods to predict alignment shifts are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7439, Astronomical and Space Optical Systems, 74391G (18 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827951
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Alison Nordt, 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; James B. Heaney; Robert K. Tyson; Michael Hart; E. Todd Kvamme; Cheryl J. Marshall, Editor(s)

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