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Testing and characterization of a prototype telescope for the evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)
Author(s): S. Sankar; J. Livas
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Paper Abstract

We describe our efforts to fabricate, test and characterize a prototype telescope for the eLISA mission. Much of our work has centered on the modeling and measurement of scattered light performance. This work also builds on a previous demonstration of a high dimensional stability metering structure using particular choices of materials and interfaces. We will discuss ongoing plans to merge these two separate demonstrations into a single telescope design demonstrating both stray light and dimensional stability requirements simultaneously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99045A (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233075
Show Author Affiliations
S. Sankar, USRA/CRESST (United States)
J. Livas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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