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Method for detection of primary mirror figure deformation in space
Author(s): Xiao Wang; Heng Mao; Da-zun Zhao
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Paper Abstract

It is found that space optical sensor is influenced negligibly by atmosphere turbulence when targeting the ground, which makes primary mirror figure deformation caused by gravity t variation and temperature become a part of main reasons for resolution degration. At present, a reference wavefront is used to detect the primary mirror figure deformation. In the choice of a proper reference light source, many aspects must be considered, such as environment, size, energy consumption, signal to noise ratio,etc.. The reference source method available can't satisfy the demands mentioned above. As a result, a new approach for detecting primary mirror figure deformation of space optical remote sensor is put forward, namely, the beacon is embedded in the system, and some sampling mirrors are located in the primary mirror. Then we can get light spot location variation of every sampling mirror when the primary mirror figure deformation occur, and figure out deformation distribution by modal reconstruction. From simulation, it is found that this approach can recover primary mirror figure deformation with RMS error less than λ/30, when the peak-valley value of figure deformation is around 1 λ .

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7281, 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 72810P (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831450
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Xiao Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Heng Mao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Da-zun Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7281:
4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes
Wenhan Jiang; Roland Geyl; Myung K. Cho; Fan Wu, Editor(s)

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