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20 September 2007 TRL-6 for JWST wavefront sensing and control
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NASA's Technology Readiness Level (TRL)-6 is documented for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Wavefront Sensing and Control (WFSC) subsystem. The WFSC subsystem is needed to align the Optical Telescope Element (OTE) after all deployments have occurred, and achieves that requirement through a robust commissioning sequence consisting of unique commissioning algorithms, all of which are part of the WFSC algorithm suite. This paper identifies the technology need, algorithm heritage, describes the finished TRL-6 design platform, and summarizes the TRL-6 test results and compliance. Additionally, the performance requirements needed to satisfy JWST science goals as well as the criterion that relate to the TRL-6 Testbed Telescope (TBT) performance requirements are discussed.
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Lee D. Feinberg, Bruce H. Dean, David L. Aronstein, Charles W. Bowers, William Hayden, Richard G. Lyon, Ron Shiri, J. Scott Smith, D. Scott Acton, Larkin Carey, Adam Contos, Erin Sabatke, John Schwenker, Duncan Shields, Tim Towell, Fang Shi, and Luis Meza "TRL-6 for JWST wavefront sensing and control", Proc. SPIE 6687, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III, 668708 (20 September 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.736059
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