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LOTIS facility successfully reaches initial operation capability
Author(s): Raymond Bell Jr.; Sheldon B. Hutchinson; Stephen Borota

Paper Abstract

The Large Optical Test and Integration Site (LOTIS) Facility at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, CA has been design specifically to accommodate assembly, integration, and testing of optical payloads from as small as 1 meter class apertures to as large as 6 meters. The facility has successfully reached initial operational capability and a basic overview of the LOTIS Facility has been previously reported including wavefront performance [1], its potential for optical payload testing has been previously reported [2]. The facility has been engineered from the foundation up to provide an ideal single location for optical payloads including details such as crane access, clean room space and levels, vibration levels, and atmospheric turbulence levels within the facility especially the interior of the vacuum chamber containing the 6.5 meter collimator. This paper will present and overview of the facility in general and then present results of the vibration isolation bench performance and resulting line of sight jitter of the collimator, as well as atmospheric turbulence measurements within the chamber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105655H (5 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2552428
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond Bell Jr., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Sheldon B. Hutchinson, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)
Stephen Borota, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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