28 October 1985 Adaptive Telescope Design Using Computer Tools
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Proceedings Volume 0550, Sensor Design Using Computer Tools II; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948854
Event: 1985 Technical Symposium East, 1985, Arlington, United States
Large-aperture lightweight space optics must be designed from first principles so as to compensate for a multitude of disturbing influences if they are to perform to approximate theoretical perfection during a long period of life. Active control of structures and active optical components such as deformable mirrors are vital when dynamic performance is an issue. This overview deals with a hypothetical (but not unreal) nominal system, handling disturbances, and adaptive optics. The 2.4-meter Hubble Space Telescope primary mirror is held up as an example of an active deformable mirror designed with the latest mathematical tools.
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Harold Levenstein, Harold Levenstein, George E. Seibert, George E. Seibert, } "Adaptive Telescope Design Using Computer Tools", Proc. SPIE 0550, Sensor Design Using Computer Tools II, (28 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948854; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948854


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