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28 July 2008 The mask designs for Space Interferometer Mission (SIM)
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The Space Interferometer Mission (SIM) consists of three interferometers (science, guide1, and guide2) and two optical paths (metrology and starlight). The system requirements for each interferometer/optical path combination are different and sometimes work against each other. A diffraction model is developed to design and optimize various masks to simultaneously meet the system requirements of three interferometers. In this paper, the details of this diffraction model will be described first. Later, the mask design for each interferometer will be presented to demonstrate the system performance compliance. In the end, a tolerance sensitivity study on the geometrical dimension, shape, and the alignment of these masks will be discussed.
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Xu Wang "The mask designs for Space Interferometer Mission (SIM)", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701352 (28 July 2008);

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