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28 September 1999 Dual telescope system for all seasons: an all-reflecting UV-to-LWIR multifocal length telescope combination for advanced range instrumentation
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Recently, two 12.5 inch diameter aperture Small Transportable ISTEF Pedestal System telescopes were designed using all-reflective optics to provide four optical bands, ranging from 0.3 microns to 15.0 microns, on a single instrument mount. The system, located at the Innovative Science and Technology Experimentation Facility, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, represents a simple, modular approach to multi-wavelength, multi-focal length instrumentation for he range. Easily transportable by air, land and sea, the system can be quickly installed in a temporary and primitive field site. The modular approach allows flexibility in planning for rocket launches at the Cape and for to the technical data collection activities worldwide. This paper describes the individual steps which were taken to design, fabricate and assemble two compete telescopes, six months and within budget. The methodology employed serves as a highly cost-effective and efficient model for future optical range instrumentation.
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Joseph B. Houston Jr. and Delmar D. Haddock "Dual telescope system for all seasons: an all-reflecting UV-to-LWIR multifocal length telescope combination for advanced range instrumentation", Proc. SPIE 3786, Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, (28 September 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363805
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