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Design and test of a prototype DART system

Show simple item record Dragovan, M. en_US Tolomeo, J. en_US Cross, G. en_US Sable, B. en_US Decker, T. en_US Putnam, D. en_US Jamieson, T. en_US Chmielewski, A. en_US Dooley, J. en_US White, C. en_US Salama, M. en_US Morgan, R. en_US 2004-09-17T18:20:24Z 2004-09-17T18:20:24Z 2002-08 en_US
dc.identifier.citation SAFIR Working Group Meeting; SPIE en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pasadena, CA, USA; Waikoloa, HI, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 02-2216 en_US
dc.description.abstract A 1.2-meter prototype Dual Anamorphic Reflector Telescope (DART) system has been build and tested. The key design feature of the telescope is a pair of membrane mirrors stretched to single curvature parabolic cylindrical sections. The parabolic figure of the mirrors is controlled by a pair of edge rails at two opposing ends of the membrane. The flexible edge rails are adjusted to parabolic to very high accuracy and can potentially be easily refigured on-orbit. The prototype telescope is lightweight and has demonstrated excellent optical performance for the farIR. The design is readily scalable to larger apertures and for operation at shorter wavelengths. Design and test results are discussed. en_US
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dc.subject.other DART FAIR membrane telescope en_US
dc.title Design and test of a prototype DART system en_US

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