1 August 2005 Multivariable parametric cost model for ground optical telescope assembly
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A parametric cost model for ground-based telescopes is developed using multivariable statistical analysis of both engineering and performance parameters. While diameter continues to be the dominant cost driver, diffraction-limited wavelength is found to be a secondary driver. Other parameters such as radius of curvature are examined. The model includes an explicit factor for primary mirror segmentation and/or duplication (i.e., multi-telescope phased-array systems). Additionally, single variable models based on aperture diameter are derived.
H. Philip Stahl, Ginger Holmes Rowell, Gayle Reese, Alicia Byberg, "Multivariable parametric cost model for ground optical telescope assembly," Optical Engineering 44(8), 083001 (1 August 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2031216
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