Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Design Of Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Primary Mirror Mounts
Author(s): Martin Schreibman; Philip Young
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

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)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top