26 October 1983 A Method For Performing Rapid Trade Study Analyses Of Advanced Technology Cooled Laser Mirrors
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Proceedings Volume 0399, Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production; (1983) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935443
Event: 1983 International Technical Conference/Europe, 1983, Geneva, Switzerland
In this paper we present a set of trade study analysis relations that will enable the user to estimate performance of advanced technology cooled laser mirrors. The effects of design parameters frequently proposed for use in advanced technology mirrors, such as very dissimilar materials and light-weighting, are included. The analysis tool is primarily intended to enable one to rapidly and quantitatively rank advanced technology mirror concepts as part of performing benefit versus cost, schedule, and risk trades. Other uses include generating preliminary distortion inputs for optical codes, and obtaining insight into what material properties are desirable for different parts of the mirror. The approach used to derive the method is to separate the total distortion into a number of components using simple, but carefully contrived finite element analyses. Individual scaling laws are derived for each component. The end result is a tool that correctly predicts the performance of many advanced technology mirrors because high technology mirrors frequently involve design parameters that this approach includes accurately.
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Terry R. Holt, Terry R. Holt, } "A Method For Performing Rapid Trade Study Analyses Of Advanced Technology Cooled Laser Mirrors", Proc. SPIE 0399, Optical System Design, Analysis, and Production, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935443; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935443

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