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Thermo-opto-mechanical analysis of a cubesat lens mount
Author(s): James A. Champagne; James H. Burge; Blake G. Crowther
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Paper Abstract

A potential cubesat payload for low resolution study of planet Earth from space is an optical imaging system. Due to budget, space, and time constraints, commercial photographic lenses of the double Gauss type are prime candidates for limited duration cubesat optics. However, photographic objectives are not designed to operate in a space environment and modifications are usually necessary. One method of improving optical performance of the objective over large temperature variations is by replacing the stock lens mount with a different material. This paper describes the thermo-opto- mechanical analysis of several lens mount materials for a double Gauss imaging system suitable for a cubesat.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 812510 (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893199
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Champagne, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James H. Burge, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Blake G. Crowther, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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