2 September 2008 Assessment of NIRCam alignment tolerances by Monte Carlo simulations
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The requirements for the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) specify that the instrument be aligned and operate at cryogenic temperatures. The error budget for the integration of the optical components was analyzed using a multi-parameter Monte Carlo simulation with compensators. Results from these simulations were used to revise the alignment process and error budget. This paper presents an overview of this analysis.
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Torben B. Andersen, Paul F. Schweiger, "Assessment of NIRCam alignment tolerances by Monte Carlo simulations", Proc. SPIE 7068, Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing II, 70680H (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793828; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.793828
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