Imaging interferometers using flat primary segments

E. M. Sabatke, J. H. Burge

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Abstract

Gossamer mirrors have the potential to reach 100 meter baselines in space because of their very light weight. We explore a type of system that uses an array of flat gossamer mirrors as a primary mirror. Using wavefront reconstruction, we can easily estimate the fields of view for these systems. We report the fields of view as a function of the free parameters for these systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4849
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventHighly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 23 2002

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Keywords

  • Imaging interferometers
  • Multiple aperture systems
  • Telescope design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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