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Integrated modeling and systems engineering for the Thirty Meter Telescope
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Paper Abstract

Modeling is an integral part of systems engineering. It is utilized in requirement validation, system verification, as well as for supporting design trade studies. Modeling highly complex systems poses particular challenges, including the definition and interpretation of system performance, and the combined evaluation of physical processes spanning a wide range of time frames. Our solution is based on statistical interpretation of system performance and a unique image quality metric developed by TMT. The Stochastic Framework and Point Source Sensitivity allow us to properly estimate and combine the optical effects of various disturbances and telescope imperfections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8336, Integrated Modeling of Complex Optomechanical Systems, 833605 (10 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.919363
Show Author Affiliations
George Z. Angeli, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory (United States)
Konstantinos Vogiatzis, Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory (United States)
Doug MacMynowski, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Byoung-Joon Seo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Carl Nissly, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mitchell Troy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Myung Cho, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8336:
Integrated Modeling of Complex Optomechanical Systems

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