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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) beamsplitter assembly
Author(s): R. W. Esplin; D. O. Miles; D. K. McLain; H. M. Latvakoski; M. F. Larsen; M. Kahan; J. D. Elwell
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Paper Abstract

The design, fabrication and testing of the BeamSplitter Assembly (BSA) of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) instrument are discussed in the paper. The BSA splits the WISE telescope optical output beam into 4 spectral wavelength bands: 2.8-3.8, 4.1-5.2, 7.5-16.5, and 20-26 μm. The BSA also provides focus adjustments to focus the WISE instrument prior to launch. The methods used to focus WISE are also discussed in this paper. Funding for and management of the WISE program were provided by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7796, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II, 77960B (8 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864349
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R. W. Esplin, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
D. O. Miles, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
D. K. McLain, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
H. M. Latvakoski, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
M. F. Larsen, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
M. Kahan, Optical Research Associates (United States)
J. D. Elwell, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7796:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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