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, Olha Asmolova, Geoff Andersen, Geoff Andersen, Michael E. Dearborn, Michael E. Dearborn, Matthew G. McHarg, Matthew G. McHarg, Trey Quiller, Trey Quiller, Thomas Murphey, 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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