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Thermal/Optical Test Setup For The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Telescope
Author(s): G. E. Zurmehly; R. A. Hookman
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Paper Abstract

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Telescope is designed to be passively temperature compensated so that focus requirements will be met over a broad range of temperatures. Concerns over the effects of temperature gradients on the optical performance of the telescope and the repeatability of the "pointing error" of the telescope spawned the need for a detailed thermal/optical test. The telescope temperature compensation system, the thermal environment in which it must work and the test setup used to measure optical performance under varying temperature conditions are discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962958
Show Author Affiliations
G. E. Zurmehly, ITT Aerospace Optical Division (United States)
R. A. Hookman, ITT Aerospace Optical Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1167:
Precision Engineering and Optomechanics
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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