1 February 1994 Advanced manufacturing technologies for the BeCOAT telescope
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The beryllium cryogenic off-axis telescope (BeCOAT) uses a two-mirror, non re-imaging, off- axis, Ritchey Chretian design with all-beryllium optics, structures and baffles. The purpose of this telescope is the system level demonstration of advanced manufacturing technologies for optics, optical benches, and baffle assemblies. The key issues that are addressed are single point diamond turning of beryllium optics, survivable fastening techniques, minimum beryllium utilization, and technologies leading to self-aligning, all-beryllium optical systems.
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Michael N. Sweeney, Michael N. Sweeney, Slobodan Rajic, Slobodan Rajic, Roland D. Seals, Roland D. Seals, "Advanced manufacturing technologies for the BeCOAT telescope", Proc. SPIE 1994, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167981; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167981


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