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Optical analysis of a membrane photon sieve space telescope
Author(s): Olha Asmolova; Geoff Andersen; Michael E. Dearborn; Matthew G. McHarg; Trey Quiller; Thomas Murphey
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Paper Abstract

This paper focuses on recent progress in designing FallconSAT-7, a 33U CubeSat solar telescope designed to image the Sun from low Earth orbit. The telescope system includes a deployable structure that supports a membrane photon sieve under tension as well as secondary optics. To satisfy mission requirements to demonstrate diffraction limited imaging capability of this collapsible, f/2 diffractive primary we have completed studying a number off effects on membrane material that can affect system imaging quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8739, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VI, 87390C (21 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015416
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Olha Asmolova, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Geoff Andersen, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Michael E. Dearborn, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Matthew G. McHarg, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Trey Quiller, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Thomas Murphey, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8739:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VI
Khanh D. Pham; Joseph L. Cox; Richard T. Howard; Genshe Chen, Editor(s)

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