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Design and analysis of a beryllium three-mirror anastigmat telescope for the Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager (JAMI)
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Paper Abstract

Raytheon's Santa Barbara Remote Sensing facility in Goleta, California designed and built an advanced meteorological imager for the Japanese Ministry of Transport between March, 2000 and July, 2002 for MTSAT-1R. One of the most stressing requirements is visible band image quality near local midnight. The 30 month program schedule forced the design team to make key decisions about the telescope design based on very preliminary analyses. Subsequent detailed analyses revealed that thermal distortions in the beryllium three-mirror anastigmat telescope would cause unacceptable performance degradation during much of the orbit. Through careful thermal, structural, and optical (STOP) analysis, the design team was able to optimize the designs of the telescope and thermal control system while meeting the challenging procurement schedule for the telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5658, Applications with Weather Satellites II, (5 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.582575
Show Author Affiliations
James L. Bell Jr., Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Milutin M. Pavlov, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5658:
Applications with Weather Satellites II
W. Paul Menzel; Toshiki Iwasaki, Editor(s)

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