23 March 1981 Space Telescope-System Engineering Management
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Proceedings Volume 0260, Management of Optics; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959677
Event: 1980 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1980, Huntsville, United States
A key systems engineering tool in the management of the Space Telescope is the use of error budget "margins", or resource reserves, which are put aside and used subsequently either to lower cost or alleviate unforeseen problems. Most margins are used during the design process to act as a resource pool from which to draw in resolving unforeseen technical difficulties or in avoiding cost growth. These error budgets and their margins become the central element in the evolution of a sophisticated space optical system from concept to application. This paper illustrates this by examples drawn from Perkin-Elmer's recent experience with the Space Telescope.
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Terence A. Facey, Terence A. Facey, } "Space Telescope-System Engineering Management", Proc. SPIE 0260, Management of Optics, (23 March 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959677

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