30 August 2005 Engineering trade studies for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph primary mirror
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Abstract
The Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph (TPF-C) is conducting pre-formulation design and analysis studies based on a 8x3.5m elliptical aperture, light-weight primary mirror feeding an internally occulted (Lyot) coronagraph. The primary mirror has challenging static and dynamic performance requirements. We report on recent trade studies and concepts including open- and closed-back mirror blank designs and comparisons of thermal and mechanical performance; aperture shape alternatives to better match the coronagraph application with weight, packaging, and fabrication constraints; and mirror material trades.
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David A. Content, Raymond G. Ohl, Terry Cafferty, Eri J. Cohen, Robert M. Egerman, Charles D. Engler, Louis G. Fantano, Peter Feher, Joseph J. Green, Timothy Y. Ho, Joseph M. Howard, Sarah Hunyadi, Sandra M. Irish, Cliffton E. Jackson, Andrew Kissil, Eug-Yun Kwack, Neil F. Martin, Anthony J. Martino, Jeff Pattison, Sharon A. S. Peabody, Andrew M. Smith, and Ichung Weng "Engineering trade studies for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph primary mirror", Proc. SPIE 5867, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II, 58670X (30 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618687; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.618687
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