2 August 2014 Advanced mirror technology development (AMTD) project: 2.5 year status
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The Advance Mirror Technology Development (AMTD) project is in Phase 2 of a multiyear effort, initiated in FY12, to mature by at least a half TRL step six critical technologies required to enable 4 meter or larger UVOIR space telescope primary mirror assemblies for both general astrophysics and ultra-high contrast observations of exoplanets. AMTD continues to achieve all of its goals and accomplished all of its milestones to date. We have done this by assembling an outstanding team from academia, industry, and government with extensive expertise in astrophysics and exoplanet characterization, and in the design/manufacture of monolithic and segmented space telescopes; by deriving engineering specifications for advanced normal-incidence mirror systems needed to make the required science measurements; and by defining and prioritizing the most important technical problems to be solved.
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H. Philip Stahl, H. Philip Stahl, Marc Postman, Marc Postman, Laura Abplanalp, Laura Abplanalp, William Arnold, William Arnold, Carl Blaurock, Carl Blaurock, Robert Egerman, Robert Egerman, Gary Mosier, Gary Mosier, } "Advanced mirror technology development (AMTD) project: 2.5 year status", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91431S (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054765; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054765
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