5 July 2000 Microprecision interferometer: scorecard on technology readiness for the Space Interferometer Mission
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This paper presents the first ever `scorecard' showing how well the Space Interferometer Mission is expected to meet the vibration attenuation requirements for its instrument. The spacecraft reaction wheel assembly, the primary on-board vibration source, shakes the structure in the frequency range from 2 Hz to 1000 Hz. Optical path differences and wavefront tip-tilts must be maintained to a few nanometers and tens of milli-arcseconds respectively, in this disturbance environment.
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Renaud Goullioud, Renaud Goullioud, Frank G. Dekens, Frank G. Dekens, Gregory W. Neat, Gregory W. Neat, } "Microprecision interferometer: scorecard on technology readiness for the Space Interferometer Mission", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390166; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390166
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