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Space Telescope-System Engineering Management
Author(s): Terence A. Facey
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Paper Abstract

A key systems engineering tool in the management of the Space Telescope is the use of error budget "margins", or resource reserves, which are put aside and used subsequently either to lower cost or alleviate unforeseen problems. Most margins are used during the design process to act as a resource pool from which to draw in resolving unforeseen technical difficulties or in avoiding cost growth. These error budgets and their margins become the central element in the evolution of a sophisticated space optical system from concept to application. This paper illustrates this by examples drawn from Perkin-Elmer's recent experience with the Space Telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0260, Management of Optics, (23 March 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959677
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Terence A. Facey, The Optical Technology Division of The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0260:
Management of Optics
Richard L. Hartman, Editor(s)

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