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Applications of Fresnel optics to enable new space-based astronomy
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Paper Abstract

Fresnel lens technology gives the ability to make very large, 10s to 100s meter apertures and enables a whole new regime of science and exploration missions allowing a new look at currently planned missions. Examples of missions that would be enabled or modified by these extremely large aperture sizes will be discussed at a conceptual level. This paper will conclude with a roadmap of technical challenges to be solved that will enable this exciting technology to develop and move into the technological main stream.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5899, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II, 58990U (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622417
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Jonathan Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5899:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts II
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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