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Mounting small optics for cryogenic space missions
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Paper Abstract

The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) includes numerous optical assemblies. The instrument will operate at 35K after experiencing launch loads at ~293K and the optic mounts must accommodate all associated thermal and mechanical stresses, plus maintain exceptional optical quality during operation. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) conceived, designed, analyzed, assembled, tested, and integrated the optical assemblies for the NIRCam instrument. With using examples from NIRCam, this paper covers techniques for mounting small mirrors and lenses for cryogenic space missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 81250Q (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896449
Show Author Affiliations
Paul V. Mammini, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Howard C. Holmes, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Mike S. Jacoby, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
E. Todd Kvamme, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)

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

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