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Title: The DART cylindrical, infrared, 1 meter membrane reflector
Authors: Morgan, Rhonda M.
Agnes, Greg S.
Barber, Dan
Dooley, Jennifer
Dragovan, Mark
Hatheway, Al E.
Marcin, Marty
Keywords: anamorphic
cylindrical reflectors
membrane optics
space telescopes
metrology
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: SPIE Astronomical Telescope and Instrumentation : New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry Conference, June 21-25, 2004.
Abstract: The Dual Anamorphic Reflector Telescopes (DART) is an architecture for large aperture space telescopes that enables the use of membranes. A membrane can be readily shaped in one direction of curvature using a combination of boundary control and tensioning, yielding a cylindrical reflector. Two cylindrical reflectors (orthogonal and confocal) comprise the 'primary mirror' of the telescope system. The aperture is completely unobstructed and ideal for infrared and high contrast observations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40744
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