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22 October 2013 Overview and recent accomplishments of the advanced mirror technology development (AMTD) for large aperture UVOIR space telescopes project
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The Advance Mirror Technology Development (AMTD) project is a three year effort initiated in FY12 to mature by at least a half TRL step six critical technologies required to enable 4 to 8 meter UVOIR space telescope primary mirror assemblies for both general astrophysics and ultra-high contrast observations of exoplanets. Thus far, AMTD has achieved all of its goals and accomplished all of its milestones. We did this by assembling an outstanding team from academia, industry, and government with extensive expertise in astrophysics and exoplanet characterization, and in the design/manufacture of monolithic and segmented space telescopes; by deriving engineering specifications for advanced normal-incidence mirror systems needed to make the required science measurements; and by defining and prioritizing the most important technical problems to be solved.
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H. Philip Stahl, Marc Postman, Laura Abplanalp, William Arnold Sr., Ron Eng, and Anand Sivaramakrishnan "Overview and recent accomplishments of the advanced mirror technology development (AMTD) for large aperture UVOIR space telescopes project", Proc. SPIE 8860, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VI, 88600Q (22 October 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2022362
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