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Management Of Optical Projects
Author(s): Peter S. Young; David R. Olson
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the management of optical projects from the concept stage, beginning with system specifications, through design, optical fabrication and test tasks. Special emphasis is placed on effective coupling of design engineering with fabrication development and utilization of available technology. Contrasts are drawn between accepted formalized management techniques, the realities of dealing with fragile components and the necessity of an effective project team which integrates the special characteristics of highly skilled optical specialists including lens designers, optical engineers, opticians, and metrologists. Examples are drawn from the HEAO-2 X-Ray Telescope and Space Telescope projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0260, Management of Optics, (23 March 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959680
Show Author Affiliations
Peter S. Young, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
David R. Olson, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


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

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