Abstract

The sparse aperture system gives a novel solution for the design of large telescopes with high angular resolution. Such systems utilize several smaller subapertures to simulate the full aperture but are more promising by virtue of their lighter weight and lower cost. Multiple-mirror telescopes (MMTs) and multiple-telescope telescopes (MTTs) are two types of sparse aperture systems. Here, the entrance pupil characteristics are derived for the Golay 3 MMT by studying the relationships between the submirrors on the primary mirror and the shapes of the subapertures on the entrance pupil with different relative apertures and conic constants of the primary mirror of the Golay 3 MMT. Overlay and efficiency factors are proposed in order to obtain the optimal fill factor on the entrance pupil. Expressions for the point spread function (PSF) and the modulation transfer function (MTF) of the Golay 3 MMT are deduced, and the characteristics of the PSF and MTF are explored based on the derived equations and Matlab simulation. Designs for two Cassegrain telescopes with the Golay3 configuration have been developed. Based on the relationships between the fill factor and the overlay factor, optimal parameters for the submirrors on the primary mirror can be selected. The PSF and MTF for both Cassegrain MMT designs have been obtained by Zemax simulation to prove that our theoretical results are consistent with those of practical simulation.

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I. Bekey, “Very large yet extremely lightweight space imaging systems,” Proc. SPIE 4849, 17-27 (2002).
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Blanco, D.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Callahan, S.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

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M. Clampin, “Status of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST),” Proc. SPIE 7010, 70100L (2008).

Clark, D.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Comisso, B.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Corcoran, S. P.

D. B. DeYoung, J. D. DillowS. P. Corcoran, E. V. Andrews, J. Yellowhair, and K. DeVries, “Ground demonstration of an optical control system for a space-based sparse aperture telescope,” Proc. SPIE 3356, 1156-1167 (1998).
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de Weck, O. L.

S.-J. Chung, D. W. Miller, and O. L. de Weck, “ARGOS tested: study of multidisciplinary challenges of future spaceborne interferometric,” Opt. Eng. 43, 2156-2167 (2004).

DeVries, K.

D. B. DeYoung, J. D. DillowS. P. Corcoran, E. V. Andrews, J. Yellowhair, and K. DeVries, “Ground demonstration of an optical control system for a space-based sparse aperture telescope,” Proc. SPIE 3356, 1156-1167 (1998).
[CrossRef]

DeYoung, D. B.

D. B. DeYoung, J. D. DillowS. P. Corcoran, E. V. Andrews, J. Yellowhair, and K. DeVries, “Ground demonstration of an optical control system for a space-based sparse aperture telescope,” Proc. SPIE 3356, 1156-1167 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Dierking, M. P.

Dillow, J. D.

D. B. DeYoung, J. D. DillowS. P. Corcoran, E. V. Andrews, J. Yellowhair, and K. DeVries, “Ground demonstration of an optical control system for a space-based sparse aperture telescope,” Proc. SPIE 3356, 1156-1167 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Duncan, B. D.

Feng, W.

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, W. Feng, and S. W. Min, “Study on imaging of dual three subapertures design,” Acta Opt. Sin. 25, 1030-1035 (2005).

Fienup, J. R.

J. R. Fienup, “MTF and integration time versus fill factor for sparse-aperture imaging systems,” Proc. SPIE 4091, 43-47(2000).
[CrossRef]

Folz, C. B.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Gibson, J. D.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Golay, M.

M. Golay, “Point arrays having compact non-redundant autocorrelations,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 61, 727-723 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Green, J. J.

C. M. Ohara, David C. Redding, F. Shi, and J. J. Green, “PSF monitoring and in focus wavefront control for NGST,” Proc. SPIE 4850, 556-563 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, J. E.

Heller, C.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

James, R.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Kindred, B.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

King, S.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Knop, C.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Kotha, A.

Lester, H.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Lin, Q.

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, and S. W. Min, “Research on pupil configuration of dual three subapertures sparse-aperture system,” Acta Opt. Sin. 26, 187-192 (2006).

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, W. Feng, and S. W. Min, “Study on imaging of dual three subapertures design,” Acta Opt. Sin. 25, 1030-1035 (2005).

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, and S. W. Min, “Image recovering for sparse-aperture systems,” Proc. SPIE 5642, 478-486(2005).
[CrossRef]

McAfee, J.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Meinel, A. B.

G. T. van Delle, A. B. Meinel, and M. P. Meinel, “The scaling relationship between telescope cost and aperture size for very large telescopes,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 563-570 (2004).

Meinel, M. P.

G. T. van Delle, A. B. Meinel, and M. P. Meinel, “The scaling relationship between telescope cost and aperture size for very large telescopes,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 563-570 (2004).

Miller, D. W.

S.-J. Chung, D. W. Miller, and O. L. de Weck, “ARGOS tested: study of multidisciplinary challenges of future spaceborne interferometric,” Opt. Eng. 43, 2156-2167 (2004).

Miller, N. J.

Milone, A. A. E.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Min, S. W.

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, and S. W. Min, “Research on pupil configuration of dual three subapertures sparse-aperture system,” Acta Opt. Sin. 26, 187-192 (2006).

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, W. Feng, and S. W. Min, “Study on imaging of dual three subapertures design,” Acta Opt. Sin. 25, 1030-1035 (2005).

Q. Lin, W. Q. Ying, and S. W. Min, “Image recovering for sparse-aperture systems,” Proc. SPIE 5642, 478-486(2005).
[CrossRef]

Ohara, C. M.

C. M. Ohara, David C. Redding, F. Shi, and J. J. Green, “PSF monitoring and in focus wavefront control for NGST,” Proc. SPIE 4850, 556-563 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ortiz, R.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Pauls, T. A.

T. A. Pauls, “Origins of sparse aperture imaging,” in Aerospace Conference Proceedings of IEEE (IEEE, 2001), pp. 1421-1426.

Phillips, R. L.

Pickering, T. E.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Redding, David C.

C. M. Ohara, David C. Redding, F. Shi, and J. J. Green, “PSF monitoring and in focus wavefront control for NGST,” Proc. SPIE 4850, 556-563 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ritz, P.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Russ, B.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Sandy, C. R.

C. R. Sandy, “Next Generation Space Telescope inflatable sunshield development,” Aerospace Conference Proceedings of IEEE (IEEE, 2000), pp. 505-519.

Schmidt, G.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Shi, F.

C. M. Ohara, David C. Redding, F. Shi, and J. J. Green, “PSF monitoring and in focus wavefront control for NGST,” Proc. SPIE 4850, 556-563 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Spencer, P.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Tebisky, T.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

van Delle, G. T.

G. T. van Delle, A. B. Meinel, and M. P. Meinel, “The scaling relationship between telescope cost and aperture size for very large telescopes,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 563-570 (2004).

Van Horn, K.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

Wainwright, C.

D. BlancoS. Callahan, D. Clark, B. Comisso, C. B. Folz, J. D. Gibson, C. Heller, R. James, B. Kindred, S. King, C. Knop, H. Lester, J. McAfee, A. A. E. Milone, R. Ortiz, T. E. Pickering, P. Ritz, B. Russ, G. Schmidt, D. Smith, P. Spencer, T. Tebisky, K. Van Horn, S. C. West, C. Wainwright, G. Williams, and J. T. Williams, “The new MMT,” Proc. SPIE 5489, 300-311 (2004).

West, S. C.

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