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Title: Kite : status of the External Metrology Testbed for SIM.
Authors: Dekens, Frank G.
Alvarez-Salazar, Oscar
Azizi, Alireza
Moser, Steven
Nemati, Bijan
Negron, John
Neville, Timothy
Ryan, Daniel
Keywords: Space Interferometry Mission (SIM)
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, Glasgow, Scotland, June 21-25, 2004.
Abstract: Kite is a system level testbed for the External Metrology system of the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM). The External Metrology System is used to track the fiducial that are located at the centers of the interferometer's siderostats. The relative changes in their positions needs to be tracked to tens of picometers in order to correct for thermal measurements, the Kite testbed was build to test both the metrology gauges and out ability to optically model the system at these levels. The Kite testbed is an over-constraint system where 6 lengths are measured, but only 5 are needed to determine the system....
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