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Metrology system for measuring mast motions on the NuSTAR mission

Liebe, Carl Christian and Burnham, Jill and Cook, Rick and Craig, Bill and Decker, Todd and Harp, D. Isaiah and Kecman, Branislav and Meras, Patrick and Raffanti, Mike and Scholz, Christopher and Smith, Christopher and Waldman, Jeff and Wu, James (2010) Metrology system for measuring mast motions on the NuSTAR mission. In: 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, Paper #1223. ISBN 978-1-4244-3887-7. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170309-142938327

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A metrology system designed and built for the NuSTAR mission is described. The NuSTAR mission is an orbiting X-ray telescope with a 10 meter focal length. The system consists of two laser pointers mounted rigidly together with a star tracker and the X-ray optics. The focused laser beams illuminates two metrology detectors mounted rigidly with the X-ray detectors. The detectors and optics/lasers are separated by a ∼10 meter deployable (and somewhat flexible) carbon fiber mast. Details about the implementation of the metrology system is discussed in this paper.


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Additional Information:© 2010 IEEE. IEEEAC Paper #1223, Version 6, Updated December 24, 2009. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Space Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley and Calwest Engineering and was sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. References herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement by the United States Government or the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Space Radiation Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley and Calwest Engineering.
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Official Citation:C. C. Liebe et al., "Metrology system for measuring mast motions on the NuSTAR mission," 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, 2010, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.1109/AERO.2010.5446898
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