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Space Telescope Performance Prediction Using The OSAC Code
Author(s): Paul Glenn
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Surface Analysis Code (OSAC) is used to predict the optical performance of the Hubble Space Telescope. The analysis is described in detail and compared to previous performance prediction analyses. The mathematical foundations of the various analyses are compared and a description of the mirror data that was used as input is summarized. Finally, the analyses and their results are compared in detail. OSAC is shown to be a valuable tool for separating and analyzing the effects of misalignments, figure errors, and mid and high-frequency statistical mirror surface errors on optical performance and compares well with previous analyses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 1986
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0571, Large Optics Technology, (21 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950406
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Paul Glenn, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0571:
Large Optics Technology
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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