Fred Kamphues
Sr Opto-Mechanical Engineer at Thirty Meter Telescope
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
project management , opto-mechanical engineering , development , verification , procurement , science photography
Profile Summary

Fred’s first involvement with astronomy projects dates back to 1998 and the development of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) delay lines. He was responsible for their mechanical design and assembly, integration and testing. This was followed by other space and ground based astronomy projects, including actuator development for ELT, manufacturing and verification of the Gaia Basic Angle Monitoring system and project management, and MAIV for the VLT Four Laser Guide Star Facility optical tube assemblies (4LGSF OTA). Fred currently works for the TMT International Observatory in Pasadena, as a senior opto-mechanical engineer on the design, development, verification and production of the primary segment support.

Publications (20)

Proceedings Article | 14 December 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11451, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation IV
KEYWORDS: Accelerated life testing, Actuators, Mirrors, Polishing, Thirty Meter Telescope, Reliability, Aspheric lenses, Optical calibration, Surface finishing, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 21 November 2017 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Mirrors, Eye, Optical amplifiers, Interferometers, Sensors, Magnetism, Control systems, Space telescopes, Cryogenics

Proceedings Article | 20 November 2017 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012

Proceedings Article | 8 August 2016 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Telescopes, Mirrors, Mirrors, Manufacturing, Photoacoustic tomography, Connectors, Optical instrument design, Optical instrument design, Tolerancing, Prototyping, Visibility

Proceedings Article | 27 September 2013 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8863, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments 2013
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Beam splitters, Polishing, Interfaces, Collimators, Space telescopes, Silicon carbide, Cryogenics, Temperature metrology

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