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20 September 2007 End-to-end commissioning demonstration of the James Webb Space 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 (WFSC) capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). We have recently conducted an "end-to-end" demonstration of the flight commissioning process on the TBT. This demonstration started with the Primary Mirror (PM) segments and the Secondary Mirror (SM) in random positions, traceable to the worst-case flight deployment conditions. The commissioning process detected and corrected the deployment errors, resulting in diffraction-limited performance across the entire science FOV. This paper will describe the commissioning demonstration and the WFSC algorithms used at each step in the process.
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D. Scott Acton, Timothy Towell, John Schwenker, Duncan Shields, Erin Sabatke, Adam R. Contos, Karl Hansen, Fang Shi, Bruce Dean, and Scott Smith "End-to-end commissioning demonstration of the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6687, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts III, 668706 (20 September 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.731653
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