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6 July 2006 Demonstration of the James Webb Space Telescope commissioning on the JWST testbed telescope
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The one-meter Testbed Telescope (TBT) has been developed at Ball Aerospace to facilitate the design and implementation of the wavefront sensing and control (WFS&C) capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The TBT is used to develop and verify the WFS&C algorithms, check the communication interfaces, validate the WFS&C optical components and actuators, and provide risk reduction opportunities for test approaches for later full-scale cryogenic vacuum testing of the observatory. In addition, the TBT provides a vital opportunity to demonstrate the entire WFS&C commissioning process. This paper describes recent WFS&C commissioning experiments that have been performed on the TBT.
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D. Scott Acton, Timothy Towell, John Schwenker, John Swensen, Duncan Shields, Erin Sabatke, Lana Klingemann, Adam R. Contos, Brian Bauer, Karl Hansen, Paul D. Atcheson, David Redding, Fang Shi, Scott Basinger, Bruce Dean, and Laura Burns "Demonstration of the James Webb Space Telescope commissioning on the JWST testbed telescope", Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 62650R (6 July 2006);

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