Garrett J. West
at BAE Systems Inc
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
optical design , freeform optics , aerospace optics , tolerancing analysis , optical metrology
Profile Summary

Garrett West is a Principal Optical Engineer and Optical Designer at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, CO. He designs and analyzes the next generation of space optical instruments and telescopes. Garrett’s optical engineering experience spans from small internal research efforts to large international missions such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). His research focus is freeform optics where he investigates designs with reduced volume, fewer mirrors, wider fields of view, and better image quality to meet the growing needs of aerospace missions.
Publications (14)

SPIE Journal Paper | 15 November 2023 Open Access
JATIS, Vol. 10, Issue 01, 011204, (November 2023)
KEYWORDS: James Webb Space Telescope, Telescopes, Inspection, Online learning, Observatories, Thermal stability, Temperature metrology, Design, Cryogenics, Interfaces

Proceedings Article | 4 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12676, 1267604 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Sensors, Mirrors, Design and modelling, Capacitors, Observatories, Telescopes, Integrated modeling, Wavefronts, Laser metrology

Proceedings Article | 27 August 2022 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12180, 121803U (2022)
KEYWORDS: Sensors, Mirrors, Actuators, Wavefront sensors, James Webb Space Telescope, Phase retrieval

Proceedings Article | 27 August 2022 Presentation + Paper
D. Scott Acton, Scott Knight, Maria Carrasquilla, Nick Weiser, Michaela Masciarelli, Sarah Jurczyk, Greg Rapp, Julio Mueckay, Erin Wolf, Jess Murphy, Larkin Carey, Eric Coppock, Chanda Walker, Joel Runnels, Garrett West, Greg Wirth, Brian Hicks, Katie Melbourne, Michael Gordon, Bob Brown, Stefano Grimaldi, Derek Sabatke, Ray Wright, Laura Coyle, Taylor Chonis, Kevin Whiteaker, Marshall Perrin, Tom Comeau, Charles-Philippe Lajoie, George Hartig, Tracy Beck, Matt Lallo, Mike Regan, Randal Telfer, Marcio Meléndez, Greg Brady, Laurent Pueyo, Nicolas Flagey, Bernard Kulp, Ed Nelan, Kiera Brooks, Pierre Chayer, Shannon Osborne, Sherie Holfeltz, Tony Sohn, Tom Zielinski, Alden Jurling, Matt Bergkoetter, Chuck Bowers, Bruce Dean, Lee Feinberg, Ritva Keski-Kuha, Jeff Kirk, Michael McElwain, Joe Howard
Proceedings Volume 12180, 121800U (2022)
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, James Webb Space Telescope, Mirrors, Wavefronts, Image processing, Actuators, Sensors, Phase retrieval

Proceedings Article | 27 August 2022 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12180, 121803V (2022)
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Phase measurement, James Webb Space Telescope, Wavefronts, Monochromatic aberrations, Image segmentation, Control systems, Systems modeling, Point spread functions, Electro optical modeling, Alignment procedures, Optical alignment, Optical aberrations, Wavefront aberrations

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