Garrett West is a Senior Optical Engineer and Optical Designer at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, CO. He designs and analyzes the next generation of space optical instruments and telescopes. Garrett’s optical engineering experience spans from small internal research efforts to large international missions such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). His research focus is in freeform optics where he investigates designs with reduced volume, fewer mirrors, wider fields of view, and better image quality to meet the growing needs of aerospace missions.
Fast steering mirror disturbance effects on overall system optical performance for the Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) concept using a non-contact vibration isolation and precision pointing system
Optical design of the Extreme Coronagraph for Living Planetary Systems instrument for the LUVOIR mission study
Preliminary jitter stability results for the large UV/optical/infrared (LUVOIR) surveyor concept using a non-contact vibration isolation and precision pointing system
Magnetorheological finishing with chemically modified fluids for studying material removal of single-crystal ZnS