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.
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H. Philip Stahl, H. Philip Stahl, Ginger Holmes Rowell, Ginger Holmes Rowell, Gayle Reese, Gayle Reese, Alicia Byberg, 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 . Submission:

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