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Design, Fabrication, Assembly And Test Methods Utilized On The Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer (CLAES) Telescope
Author(s): Andrew A. Mastandrea; Bruce Steakley
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Paper Abstract

This paper documents the engineering design, fabrication, assembly, and test activities at SSG, Inc. that produced the CLAES Telescope Assembly. It includes a brief outline of the optical design as given by Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. Several major design and assembly areas are reviewed to highlight the driving design and performance constraints of the telescope. These include the dip-brazing process utilized on the structural sub-assemblies, and the fabrication process for the three flight mirrors. The telescope system alignment techniques and processes are reviewed, and include an outline of the verification test plan which covers the optical, structural, and cryogenic test procedures for the telescope. Test data is given and compared to the performance specifications. The last topic is a brief discussion of the lessons-learned from this telescope, and the follow-on diagnostic tests that are currently in process at SSG, Inc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0973, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments III, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948386
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew A. Mastandrea, Sensor Systems Group, Inc (United States)
Bruce Steakley, Lockheed Research & Development Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0973:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments III
Ramsey K. Melugin; Warren G. Pierce, Editor(s)

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