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Thermal and structural analysis of the GOES scan mirror's on-orbit performance
Author(s): George E. Zurmehly; Robert A. Hookman
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Paper Abstract

The on-orbit performance of the GOES satellite's scan mirror has been predicted by means of thermal, structural, and optical models. A simpler-than-conventional thermal model was used to reduce the time required to obtain orbital predictions, and the structural model was used to predict on-earth gravity sag and on-orbit distortions. The transfer of data from the thermal model to the structural model was automated for a given set of thermal nodes and structural grids.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48272
Show Author Affiliations
George E. Zurmehly, ITT Aerospace (United States)
Robert A. Hookman, ITT Aerospace (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1532:
Analysis of Optical Structures
Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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