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The Hubble Space Telescope Star Simulator Test Stand
Author(s): R. W. Ansevin
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Paper Abstract

The star simulator test stand simulates the Hubble Space Telescope focal plane interface for the fine guidance sensor and the wave front sensor instruments. It serves as the alignment reference for those instruments relative to the kinematic mounting points geometry in the Space Telescope. This simulator is also used to perform ground calibration of the wave front sensor instruments; it permits measurement of the fine guidance sensor transfer function and allows demonstration of fine guidance sensor fine lock. The following subjects are covered: Space Telescope terms and coordinates, image quality, image positions and tolerances, image characteristics, mirror specifications, aperture stop requirements, visual magnitude and color temperature requirements, light source assembly description, simulated aberrations used for each wave front sensor, test capabilities, verification tests, and image stability requirements for the star simulator test stand.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0518, Optical Systems Engineering IV, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945189
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R. W. Ansevin, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0518:
Optical Systems Engineering IV
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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