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6 July 2018 James Webb Space Telescope optical performance predictions post cryogenic vacuum tests
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The James Webb Space Telescope is a large space-based astronomical telescope that will operate at cryogenic temperatures. Because of its size, the telescope must be stowed in an inoperable configuration for launch and remotely reconfigured in space to meet the operational requirements using active Wave Front Sensing and Control (WFSC). Predicting optical performance for the flight system relies on a sequence of incremental tests and analyses that has culminated with the cryogenic vacuum test of the integrated Optical Telescope Element (OTE) and Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) referred to as OTIS. The interplay between the optical budgeting process, test verification results at incrementally increasing levels of integration, use of test validated models, and the WFSC process to produce the final optical performance predictions for final verification by analysis will be presented.
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Paul A. Lightsey, J. Scott Knight, Allison Barto, Koby Smith, Taylor Chonis, Laura Coyle, Scott Acton, Scott Rohrbach, Kim Mehalick, Lee Feinberg, William Hayden, Charles Atkinson, Conrad Wells, and James Hadaway "James Webb Space Telescope optical performance predictions post cryogenic vacuum tests", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 1069804 (6 July 2018);

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