8 September 2014 Ambient optomechanical alignment and pupil metrology for the flight instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope
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While efforts within the optics community focus on the development of high-quality systems and data products, comparatively little attention is paid to their use. Our standards for verification and validation are high; but in some user domains, standards are either lax or do not exist at all. In forensic imagery analysis, for example, standards exist to judge image quality, but do not exist to judge the quality of an analysis. In litigation, a high quality analysis is by default the one performed by the victorious attorney’s expert. This paper argues for the need to extend quality standards into the domain of imagery analysis, which is expected to increase in national visibility and significance with the increasing deployment of unmanned aerial vehicle—UAV, or “drone”—sensors in the continental U. S.. It argues that like a good radiometric calibration, made as independent of the calibrated instrument as possible, a good analysis should be subject to standards the most basic of which is the separation of issues of scientific fact from analysis results.
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Phillip Coulter, Phillip Coulter, Alexander Beaton, Alexander Beaton, Jeffery S. Gum, Jeffery S. Gum, Theodore J. Hadjimichael, Theodore J. Hadjimichael, Joseph E. Hayden, Joseph E. Hayden, Susann Hummel, Susann Hummel, Jason E. Hylan, Jason E. Hylan, David Lee, David Lee, Timothy J. Madison, Timothy J. Madison, Michael Maszkiewicz, Michael Maszkiewicz, Kyle F. Mclean, Kyle F. Mclean, Joseph McMann, Joseph McMann, Markus Melf, Markus Melf, Linda Miner, Linda Miner, Raymond G. Ohl, Raymond G. Ohl, Kevin Redman, Kevin Redman, Andreas Roedel, Andreas Roedel, Paul Schweiger, Paul Schweiger, Maurice Te Plate, Maurice Te Plate, Martyn Wells, Martyn Wells, Greg W. Wenzel, Greg W. Wenzel, Patrick K. Williams, Patrick K. Williams, Jerrod Young, Jerrod Young, } "Ambient optomechanical alignment and pupil metrology for the flight instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9195, Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification VIII, 91950G (8 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2065017; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2065017
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