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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2629–2637

Multiple Docking Adapter Window for the S-190 Experiment

James I. Gimlett and Donald H. Garbaccio  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2629-2637 (1974)

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Martin Marietta/NASA subcontracted the design, fabrication, testing, and installation of the multiple docking adapter S-190 experiment window assembly to Actron. In this paper we primarily treat the thermal-optical analysis aspect of the design phase. The window is a pane of BK 7 glass 59.18 cm × 44.91 cm × 4.06 cm. Though it must meet many mechanical specifications, the optical requirements, dictated by the high acuity, distortion-free S-190 multiband camera system, are the most severe. Under operating conditions over any 7.6-cm circular area, the maximum rms deviation from the best-fitting plane must be less than 12.0 nm, and from the reference plane through the entire window, 60.0 nm.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 28, 1974
Published: November 1, 1974

James I. Gimlett and Donald H. Garbaccio, "Multiple Docking Adapter Window for the S-190 Experiment," Appl. Opt. 13, 2629-2637 (1974)

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