Garrett J. West
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optical design , freeform optics , aerospace optics , tolerancing analysis , optical metrology
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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.
Publications (9)

SPIE Journal Paper | 27 February 2020
OE Vol. 59 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Optical instrument design, Mirrors, Optical design, Remote sensing, Imaging systems, Optical engineering, Optics manufacturing, Classification systems, Image quality

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11115, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IX
KEYWORDS: Optomechanical design, Telescopes, Optical design, Astronomy, Stars, Imaging systems, Exoplanets, Space telescopes, Galactic astronomy, Astrophysics

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11115, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IX
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Observatories, Telescopes, Mirrors, Wavefronts, Finite element methods, Space operations, Motion models, Performance modeling

SPIE Journal Paper | 9 May 2019
JATIS Vol. 5 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Iterated function systems, Near infrared, Optical design, Spectral resolution, Telescopes, Sensors, Channel projecting optics, Exoplanets, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 16 July 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Error analysis, Interfaces, Wavefronts, Control systems, Space telescopes, Finite element methods, Space operations, Performance modeling

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