3 March 1981 Stray Radiation And The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Telescope
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Proceedings Volume 0257, Radiation Scattering in Optical Systems; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959608
Event: 1980 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1980, Huntsville, United States
Abstract
Stray light control is a major consideration in the design of infrared cryogenically cooled telescopes such as the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS). The basic design of the baffle system, and the placement, shape, and coating of the secondary support struts for the are described. The intent of this paper is to highlight the stray light problems encountered while designing the system, and to illustrate how computer analysis can be a useful design aid.* Scattering measurements of the primary mirror, and a full system level scatter measurement are presented. Comparisons of predicted performance with the measured results are also presented.
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R. J Noll, R. Harned, Robert P Breault, R. Malugin, "Stray Radiation And The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Telescope", Proc. SPIE 0257, Radiation Scattering in Optical Systems, (3 March 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959608; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959608
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