Metrology results and lessons learned from the Univ. of Arizona NGST mirror system demonstrator

Dave Baiocchi, J. H. Burge, Brian Cuerden

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Abstract

The University of Arizona has built a 2-m lightweight active mirror prototype for the next generation of space telescopes. This paper briefly reviews the mirror's opto-mechanical design, and its describes the three different metrology systems that were used to measure it during the actuation process. We also present a list of lessons learned while working on this project. We conclude by discussing one of the successful projects that has come out of this technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5180
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventOptical Manufacturing and Testing V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 3 2003Aug 5 2003

Keywords

  • Active mirrors
  • Arizona
  • JWST
  • Lightweight
  • NGST
  • NMSD
  • Space

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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