1 September 1986 Space Telescope Performance, Prediction Using The Optical Surface Analysis Code (OSAC)
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Optical Engineering, 25(9), 251026 (1986). doi:10.1117/12.7973949
The optical surface analysis code (OSAC) is used to predict the optical performance of the Hubble Space Telescope. We describe the analysis in detail and compare some of the results with those of a standard optical transfer function analysis. Also, we discuss the mathematical foundation of the OSAC code and describe in detail the error data that were used as input. OSAC is shown to be a valuable tool for separating and analyzing the effects of misalignments, figure errors, and mid and high frequency statistical mirror surface errors on optical performance.
Paul Glenn, "Space Telescope Performance, Prediction Using The Optical Surface Analysis Code (OSAC)," Optical Engineering 25(9), 251026 (1 September 1986). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973949

Statistical analysis

Error analysis

Space telescopes

Hubble Space Telescope


Optical transfer functions


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