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Multivariable Parametric Cost Model for Ground Optical Telescope AssemblyA parametric cost model for ground-based telescopes is developed using multivariable 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 are 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 are derived.
Document ID
20070002811
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
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. Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Byberg, Alicia (Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Optical Engineering
Volume: 44
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0091-3286
Subject Category
Optics
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-00187
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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