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Design optimization of system level adaptive optical performance
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Paper Abstract

By linking predictive methods from multiple engineering disciplines, engineers are able to compute more meaningful predictions of a product's performance. By coupling mechanical and optical predictive techniques mechanical design can be performed to optimize optical performance. This paper demonstrates how mechanical design optimization using system level optical performance can be used in the development of the design of a high precision adaptive optical telescope. While mechanical design parameters are treated as the design variables, the objective function is taken to be the adaptively corrected optical imaging performance of an orbiting two-mirror telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5867, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II, 58670P (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621711
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Michels, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Keith B. Doyle, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Gary R. Bisson, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5867:
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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