Accession Number : ADA268316


Title :   Test Methods for Acceptance Testing of Telescopes


Corporate Author : RANGE COMMANDERS COUNCIL WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268316.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This telescope test methods guide is intended as general guide to assist government agencies responsible for the procurement of long focal length optical systems. It was prepared in accordance with Optical Systems Group task OS-3. This task, which was initiated in 1984, has suffered many delays because of unavoidable changes in task managers. In addition, the title has evolved from Test methods for Acceptance and Field Testing of Telescopes to Test Methods for Acceptance Testing of Telescopes. This change reflects the realization that it would be impractical to write a definitive guide for field testing considering the many variables involved in field operations, not the least of which is the atmosphere. The test guide was prepared at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico, with input from technical personnel of the Optical Test Laboratory, Instrumentation Development Directorate. Neither funds nor manhours were available for travel to other government test facilities so it is inevitable that this draft guide is biased toward the procedures and test equipment used in the WSMR facility.


Descriptors :   *ACCEPTANCE TESTS , *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT , *TEST METHODS , *TELESCOPES , *COLLIMATORS , *WAVEFRONTS , MEASUREMENT , RESOLUTION , LENSES , INTERFEROMETRY , PROCUREMENT , CALIBRATION , RANGE(DISTANCE)


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE