ALLVAR alloy athermalization: a novel and cost-effective alternative for small to moderate sized space telescopes

@inproceedings{Monroe2021ALLVARAA,
  title={ALLVAR alloy athermalization: a novel and cost-effective alternative for small to moderate sized space telescopes},
  author={James A. Monroe and Matthew J. East and Tony B. Hull},
  booktitle={Optical Engineering + Applications},
  year={2021}
}
Design To Unit Production Cost (DTUPC) is of crucial importance to the viability and implementation of constellations which require tens to hundreds of small to moderate sized spaceborne telescopes (10-cm to 50-cm aperture). Emerging technologies enable cost-effective alternatives to the traditional design and build of such telescopes. This is especially true for the structure of Optical Telescope Assemblies (OTAs) addressing environments where orbital phase modulated thermal gradients and… 

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of this work were funded through NASA SBIR contracts 80NSSC19C0176 and 80NSSC20C0458

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