9 September 2015 Lessons not to make light of (when designing optical systems for space)
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There is a range of lessons learned when taking an optical system from design through deployment in space. I will summarize some key lessons and observations related to both airborne and spaceborne optical systems with an emphasis on light weighted optics and space telescopes. Areas discussed encompass 1) the initial architecture and system trades as constrained by system error budgets, 2) manufacturing considerations, 3) testing implications, and 4) real and perceived cost impacts.
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Stephen E. Kendrick, Stephen E. Kendrick, } "Lessons not to make light of (when designing optical systems for space)", Proc. SPIE 9583, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned IV, 95830A (9 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196563; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2196563
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