10 July 1992 Integrated multidisciplinary analysis of segmented reflector telescopes
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The present multidisciplinary telescope-analysis approach, which encompasses thermal, structural, control and optical considerations, is illustrated for the case of an IR telescope in LEO; attention is given to end-to-end evaluations of the effects of mechanical disturbances and thermal gradients in measures of optical performance. Both geometric ray-tracing and surface-to-surface diffraction approximations are used in the telescope's optical model. Also noted is the role played by NASA-JPL's Integrated Modeling of Advanced Optical Systems computation tool, in view of numerical samples.
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Hugh Clark Briggs, Hugh Clark Briggs, Laura Needels, Laura Needels, } "Integrated multidisciplinary analysis of segmented reflector telescopes", Proc. SPIE 1696, Controls for Optical Systems, (10 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138152; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138152
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