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Multivariable Parametric Cost Model for Ground Optical: Telescope AssemblyA parametric cost model for ground-based telescopes is developed using multi-variable statistical analysis of both engineering and performance parameters. While diameter continues to be the dominant cost driver, diffraction limited wavelength is found to be a secondary driver. Other parameters such as radius of curvature were examined. The model includes an explicit factor for primary mirror segmentation and/or duplication (i.e. multi-telescope phased-array systems). Additionally, single variable models based on aperture diameter were derived.
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Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Stahl, H. Philip
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Rowell, Ginger Holmes
(Qualis Corp. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Reese, Gayle
(Science Applications International Corp. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Byberg, Alicia
(Lockheed Martin Corp. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Systems Analysis And Operations Research
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