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High-resolution optical modeling of the Thirty Meter Telescope for systematic performance trades

Nissly, Carl and Seo, Byoung-Joon and Troy, Mitchell and Angeli, George and Angione, John and Crossfield, Ian and Ellerbroek, Brent and Gilles, Luc and Sigrist , Norbert (2008) High-resolution optical modeling of the Thirty Meter Telescope for systematic performance trades. In: Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7017. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70170U. ISBN 9780819472274. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190517-133125083

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Abstract

We consider high-resolution optical modeling of the Thirty Meter Telescope for the purpose of error budget and instrumentation trades utilizing the Modeling and Analysis for Controlled Optical Systems tool. Using this ray-trace and diffraction model we have simulated the TMT optical errors related to multiple effects including segment alignment and phasing, segment surface figures, temperature, and gravity. We have then modeled the effects of each TMT optical error in terms of the Point Source Sensitivity (a multiplicative image plane metric) for a seeing limited case and an adaptive optics corrected case (for the NFIRAOS). This modeling provides the information necessary to rapidly conduct design trades with respect to the planned telescope instrumentation and to optimize the telescope error budget.


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Crossfield, Ian0000-0002-1835-1891
Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This research was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and was sponsored by the California Institute of Technology and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the TMT partner institutions. They are the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the California Institute of Technology and the University of California. This work was supported as well by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the National Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
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University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
British Columbia Knowledge Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Optical Modeling, MACOS, Point Source Sensitivity, NFIRAOS, Thirty Meter Telescope
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Official Citation:Carl Nissly, Byoung-Joon Seo, Mitchell Troy, George Angeli, John Angione, Ian Crossfield, Brent Ellerbroek, Luc Gilles, and Norbert Sigrist "High-resolution optical modeling of the Thirty Meter Telescope for systematic performance trades", Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 70170U (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788596; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788596
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