1 December 1991 Thermal and structural analysis of the GOES scan mirror's on-orbit performance
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The on-orbit performance of the GOES satellite's scan mirror has been predicted by means of thermal, structural, and optical models. A simpler-than-conventional thermal model was used to reduce the time required to obtain orbital predictions, and the structural model was used to predict on-earth gravity sag and on-orbit distortions. The transfer of data from the thermal model to the structural model was automated for a given set of thermal nodes and structural grids.
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George E. Zurmehly, Robert A. Hookman, "Thermal and structural analysis of the GOES scan mirror's on-orbit performance", Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48272; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48272


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