14 October 2004 Optical state estimation using wavefront data
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The use of wavefront measurements to deduce the state of multiple optics in a telescope beam train - their misalignments and figure errors - can be confused by the fact that there are multiple potential sources for the same measured error. This talk applies Kalman filtering techniques as a tool for separating true telescope errors from artifactual testing errors in the alignment and testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a large segmented-aperture cryogenic telescope to be launched after 2010.
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David C. Redding, David C. Redding, Norbert Sigrist, Norbert Sigrist, John Z. Lou, John Z. Lou, Yan Zhang, Yan Zhang, Paul D. Atcheson, Paul D. Atcheson, Daniel Scott Acton, Daniel Scott Acton, William L. Hayden, William L. Hayden, } "Optical state estimation using wavefront data", Proc. SPIE 5523, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering V, (14 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561142; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.561142
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