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
Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Telescopes, Mirrors, Astronomy, Solar telescopes, Stars, Calibration, Control systems, Space telescopes, Electron multiplying charge coupled devices

Proceedings Article | 27 September 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8848, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VIII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Rockets, X-ray optics, Sensors, Glasses, X-rays, Silicon, Reflectivity, X-ray telescopes, Optics manufacturing

Proceedings Article | 26 September 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8864, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VI
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Rockets, Astronomy, Stars, Visualization, Sensors, Space telescopes, Neodymium, Planetary systems, Global Positioning System

Proceedings Article | 3 May 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8777, Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space III
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, X-ray optics, Glasses, X-rays, Silicon, Reflectivity, Ray tracing, X-ray telescopes, Semiconducting wafers, Optics manufacturing

Proceedings Article | 15 October 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8502, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VII
KEYWORDS: Wafer-level optics, Mirrors, X-ray optics, X-rays, Silicon, Optical fabrication, Space telescopes, X-ray telescopes, Semiconducting wafers, Optics manufacturing

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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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