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Design Of Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Primary Mirror Mounts
Author(s): Martin Schreibman; Philip Young
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Paper Abstract

The design of an operational mount to rigidly secure the primary mirror to its baseplate without the introduction of figure error always proves to be a major task on diffraction limited optical systems. A summary of the design of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) primary mirror mount is given. The mirror was designed to be aligned and tested at room temperature and operated in a zero "g" field at temperatures of 2K. To minimize overstressing, a stiffness requirement of greater than 150 Hz was required for cold launch and room temperature vibration acceptance testing. Additional isolation was required to minimize strains, intro-duced via the mounting base, due to thermal and mechanical distortions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0250, Optomechanical Systems Design, (8 October 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959436
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Schreibman, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Philip Young, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0250:
Optomechanical Systems Design
Mete Bayar, Editor(s)

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