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Mirror-mount performance for the COSTAR and STIS programs
Author(s): Raymond F. Cahill
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the process used to verify that the mounts designed for the STIS and COSTAR program would perform as designed. The optics on these two programs were all fabricated to (lambda) /100 rms surface figure. Some of the optics were bonded into mounts and others were mechanically mounted. All the mounts were designed to impart less than 0.005 (lambda) rms additional distortion with a goal of 0.003 (lambda) rms. A series of tests showed that the mounts performed as designed. Stability, thermal performance, contamination, and survivability were also tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256213
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Raymond F. Cahill, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2863:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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