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30 September 2004 Passive thermal compensation of the optical bench of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer
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The Galaxy Evolution Explorer is an orbiting space telescope that will collect information on star formation by observing galaxies and stars in ultraviolet wavelengths. The optical bench supporting detectors and related optical components used an interesting and unusual passive thermal compensation technique to accommodate thermally-induced focal length changes in the optical system. The proposed paper will describe the optical bench thermal compensation design including concept, analysis, assembly and testing results.
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Virginia G. Ford, Richard Parks, and Michelle Coleman "Passive thermal compensation of the optical bench of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer", Proc. SPIE 5528, Space Systems Engineering and Optical Alignment Mechanisms, (30 September 2004);


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