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12 July 2008 Opto-mechanical test results for the Near Infra-red Camera on the James Webb Space Telescope
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The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has undergone Pathfinder component testing and evaluation. This paper presents the opto-mechanical test results. An overview of the optomechanical system requirements is provided, followed by a discussion of the opto-mechanical system design and assembly process. Tolerances in the opto-mechanical system as they relate to system level alignment are also presented. Mechanical analysis related to vibration and thermal behavior of the design is shown. Finally, the overall performance of the opto-mechanical system is discussed as it relates to instrument optical performance.
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E. Todd Kvamme, Michael Jacoby, and Liz Osborne "Opto-mechanical test results for the Near Infra-red Camera on the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70100Z (12 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.784455
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