23 August 2017 The opto-mechanical design process: from vision to reality
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The design process for an opto-mechanical sub-system is discussed from requirements development through test. The process begins with a proper mission understanding and the development of requirements for the system. Preliminary design activities are then discussed with iterative analysis and design work being shared between the design, thermal, and structural engineering personnel. Readiness for preliminary review and the path to a final design review are considered. The value of prototyping and risk mitigation testing is examined with a focus on when it makes sense to execute a prototype test program. System level margin is discussed in general terms, and the practice of trading margin in one area of performance to meet another area is reviewed. Requirements verification and validation is briefly considered. Testing and its relationship to requirements verification concludes the design process.
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E. Todd Kvamme, E. Todd Kvamme, David M. Stubbs, David M. Stubbs, Michael S. Jacoby, Michael S. Jacoby, } "The opto-mechanical design process: from vision to reality", Proc. SPIE 10371, Optomechanical Engineering 2017, 103710P (23 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275671; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275671

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