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Optical performance for the actively controlled James Webb Space Telescope
Author(s): Paul A. Lightsey; Dave Chaney; Ben Gallagher; Bob Brown; Koby Smith; Jake Lewis; Allison Barto; Scott Knight; Scott Acton; Chris Stewart; Noah Siegel
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Paper Abstract

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a large space based astronomical telescope that will operate at cryogenic temperatures. The telescope by virtue of its size must be stowed in an inoperable configuration for launch and remotely reconfigured in space to meet the operational requirements using active Wave Front Sensing and Control (WFSC). This paper will report on the optical budgeting process used to manage the performance of the active system. The current status of the design and verification of the optical hardware, the WFSC processes, and the total system verification modeling will be presented. More detailed discussions of the system verification by analysis will be presented in separate accompanying papers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 77310B (5 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859091
Show Author Affiliations
Paul A. Lightsey, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Dave Chaney, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Ben Gallagher, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Bob Brown, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Koby Smith, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Jake Lewis, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Scott Knight, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Scott Acton, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Chris Stewart, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Noah Siegel, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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