29 August 2017 Design of a mechanically actuated reconfigurable slitmask for the NGST near IR spectrograph
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Proceedings Volume 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging; 103130R (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283823
Event: Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 2002, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Abstract
The National Research Council of Canada, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics has been developing a reconfigurable slitmask intended for the NGST near IR spectrograph. The Mechanically Actuated Reconfigurable Slitmask (MARS) creates 50 slits in the telescope focal plane. The slit location and width are adjustable, but the height is fixed. Reconfiguration of the mask components is achieved using a combination of electromagnetic and piezoelectric actuators. This actuation scheme has undergone structural, electrical, thermal and magnetic analysis. Several prototype components have also been built and tested. This analysis and testing indicates that the MARS device represents a viable concept for creating slits within the NGST near IR spectrograph.
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Darren A. Erickson, Darren A. Erickson, } "Design of a mechanically actuated reconfigurable slitmask for the NGST near IR spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103130R (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283823; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283823
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