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Cost modeling of large spaceborne optical systems
Author(s): Mark A. Kahan; James D. Targove
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Paper Abstract

Both top-down and bottom-up cost algorithms have been generated for deployable and/or adaptive spaceborne optical systems. These models are anchored in real hardware, and can be used to estimate the cost of deployable optics at various levels of system decomposition. Recently, we have exercised these models to generate NGST cost estimates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324498
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Mark A. Kahan, Optical Research Associates (United States)
James D. Targove, Optical Research Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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