Dr. Ann Shipley
Senior Professional Research Assistant at Univ of Colorado at Boulder
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Instructor
Publications (45)

Proceedings Article | 29 July 2016 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9904, 99043I (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231916
KEYWORDS: Astronomy, Telescopes, Solar telescopes, Observatories, Electron multiplying charge coupled devices, Stars, Space telescopes, Mirrors, Control systems, Calibration

Proceedings Article | 27 September 2013 Paper
Proceedings Volume 8848, 884805 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023984
KEYWORDS: X-rays, X-ray optics, Mirrors, Silicon, Rockets, Optics manufacturing, Sensors, Glasses, X-ray telescopes, Reflectivity

Proceedings Article | 26 September 2013 Paper
Anthony Harness, Webster Cash, Ann Shipley, Tiffany Glassman, Steve Warwick
Proceedings Volume 8864, 886407 (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2024450
KEYWORDS: Stars, Telescopes, Sensors, Visualization, Rockets, Global Positioning System, Space telescopes, Planetary systems, Neodymium, Astronomy

Proceedings Article | 3 May 2013 Paper
Proceedings Volume 8777, 87770X (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017205
KEYWORDS: X-rays, Mirrors, Optics manufacturing, X-ray optics, Silicon, Glasses, Ray tracing, Reflectivity, Semiconducting wafers, X-ray telescopes

Proceedings Article | 15 October 2012 Paper
Proceedings Volume 8502, 85020D (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.929591
KEYWORDS: X-rays, X-ray optics, Mirrors, Semiconducting wafers, Wafer-level optics, Optics manufacturing, Silicon, Optical fabrication, X-ray telescopes, Space telescopes

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Conference Committee Involvement (11)
Optomechanical Engineering 2017
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Engineering 2015
11 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Engineering 2013
27 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
23 August 2011 | San Diego, California, United States
Advances in Optomechanics
4 August 2009 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC561: Optomechanics for Space Applications
Optomechanics intended for flight applications on satellite, rocket, or high altitude balloon payloads have special design requirements in addition to those necessary for earth-based systems. Space environment conditions such as micro-gravity, vacuum, radiation, temperature gradients, and jitter impose special constraints on optomechanical design. Optics and their mounts must not only survive launch loads, but also meet mass and envelope restrictions, maintain precision alignment, and demonstrate long-term stability. Further, these systems must operate remotely once they arrive on-orbit and remain reliable throughout the life of the mission. This course reviews environmental conditions for common orbits, spacecraft, and launch vehicles and describes how they influence optomechanical design requirements. The effect of space conditions on materials is covered in detail. Participants are provided with tools necessary for selecting suitable structural and optical materials, lubricants, and adhesives for flight design. Optomechanical principles appropriate for flight designs are reviewed and methods for resolving common design issues are presented. Flight design examples related to course topics are covered in detail at the end of the day.
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