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Infrared Telescope Design: Implications From Cryogenic Tests Of Fused-Silica Mirrors
Author(s): Ramsey K. Melugin; Jacob H. Miller
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Paper Abstract

A brief review of results from recent cryogenic tests of fused-silica mirrors is given with consideration of the implications for the design of cooled infrared telescopes. Implications include optical performance with a discussion of the top-down optical error budgeting for the Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), thermal properties of the mirrors, and mirror mounting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0433, Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing, (9 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936807
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Ramsey K. Melugin, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
Jacob H. Miller, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0433:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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