1 July 2009 System for establishing best focus for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory instrument
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A technology for establishing best focus of an optical system is described. This technology was recently used to establish best focus of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory spectrometers while the instrument was undergoing thermal-vacuum testing. Three piezo-actuated motors were used to adjust the tip, tilt, and piston of a focal plane assembly relative to the spectrometer's optical system. A set of optical displacement sensors measured tip-tilt-piston throughout the focusing process. With best focus established and confirmed using a pupil-slicing technique, the corresponding sensor measurements were used to specify the geometry and dimensions of a precision-ground shim ring.
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Carl Christian Liebe, Carl Christian Liebe, Harold R. Pollock, Harold R. Pollock, Brett Hannah, Brett Hannah, Randall K. Bartman, Randall K. Bartman, Costin Radulescu, Costin Radulescu, Mayer Rud, Mayer Rud, Joseph A. Esposito, Joseph A. Esposito, } "System for establishing best focus for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory instrument," Optical Engineering 48(7), 073605 (1 July 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3180867 . Submission:

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