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5 January 2005 Telescope performance near local midnight for the Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager (JAMI)
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Raytheon's Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (SBRS) division designed and built the MTSAT-1R Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager for the Japanese Ministry of Transport between March, 1999 and July, 2002. In order to meet the stressing requirements of a geosynchronous orbit, a combination of structural, thermal, and optical (STOP) analyses were used to design and optimize the beryllium three-mirror anastigmat (TMA) telescope. This modeling approach was used to characterize and minimize the thermal distortion around local midnight. On-orbit temperatures and structural deformations were predicted using thermal Desktop/SINDA and PATRAN/NASTRAN software, respectively. The resulting optical performance was evaluated using Raytheon developed HEXAGON software. The telescope design was successfully optimized to attain specified visible channel performance for most of the 24 hour orbit.
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Milutin M. Pavlov, James L. Bell Jr., W. Todd Hurt, Michael Jacoby, Belinda Shreckengost, Russ Ravela, and Mark A. Schwarz "Telescope performance near local midnight for the Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager (JAMI)", Proc. SPIE 5658, Applications with Weather Satellites II, (5 January 2005);


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