This presentation addresses smallsat telescope optical parameters, how to establish their values and the trade-offs between common telescope design forms. An example will be provided incorporating considerations of telescope material selection and thermal environment to tie optical parameters to imaging metrics.
Ceramic Materials enable mirrors with greater durability and resistance to mechanical and thermal loading than glass. This application notes provides you with all you need to know about Cordierite materials for optics.
The typical image that comes to mind when thinking about off-axis parabolas is the wedged-configuration mirror section cut out of a larger parent parabola. However, independently fabricated parallel configurations provide advantages in both cost and performance. This article explores why you should consider the parallel configuration first.
This publication summarizes the coatings AOS offers for its off-axis parabola products.
Learn why its important to specify optical quality by the reflected wavefront error instead of surface error in this AOS optics training Applications Note.
Presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego CA, June 2013
Presented at OSA Optical Fabrication and Test, Monterey CA, June 2012
Presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego CA, June 2012
30 Inch Mirror Delivered to United States Air Force, October 2010
SPIE Conference on Optical Manufacturing and Testing III, Denver CO, July 1999
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, April 2009
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, February 2008