21 May 2013 Optical analysis of a membrane photon sieve space telescope
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This paper focuses on recent progress in designing FallconSAT-7, a 33U CubeSat solar telescope designed to image the Sun from low Earth orbit. The telescope system includes a deployable structure that supports a membrane photon sieve under tension as well as secondary optics. To satisfy mission requirements to demonstrate diffraction limited imaging capability of this collapsible, f/2 diffractive primary we have completed studying a number off effects on membrane material that can affect system imaging quality.
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Olha Asmolova, Geoff Andersen, Michael E. Dearborn, Matthew G. McHarg, Trey Quiller, Thomas Murphey, "Optical analysis of a membrane photon sieve space telescope", Proc. SPIE 8739, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VI, 87390C (21 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015416; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015416
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