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Mathematical simulation of a 3D scanner for controlling the mirror system of the Millimetron Observatory
S.N. Makarov 1, A.G. Verhoglyad 1, M.F. Stupak 1, D.A. Ovchinnikov 2, J.A. Oberemok 2

Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering,
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, 630058, Russian, 41,
"ISS by M.F. Reshetnev", Zzheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Region

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DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-CO-833

Pages: 541-550.

Full text of article: Russian language.

We develop an original system for controlling the mirror geometry of the Millimetron observatory as a part of the on-board scientific equipment. The system is designed to monitor the quality of the space telescope's mirror system and use the data received as feedback signals for presetting and adjusting the telescope's optical system in outer space. The system aims to determine a multi-dimensional vector of unknown parameters that define the state of the telescope's mirror system by indirect measurements of the telescope with a 3D scanner. An unparalleled mathematical model has been created, numerically describing a process of pre-measurement of the mirror system of the Millimetron Observatory using optical control marks on the surface of the mirror system. Using the mathematical model created and the geometric optics approximation, we numerically simulate the performance of the on-board 3D scanner in the course of preliminary measurements of the mirror system of the Millimetron Observatory using optical control marks applied on the mirror surfaces. A new effective method of pre-estimation of the displacement of elements of the AP telescope by indirect (implicit) measurements performed with the 3D scanner has been created. The method is based on the mathematical transformation of indirect measurements of deviations of the position of the telescope's mirror control marks from their reference position, which provides an easy-to-use list of estimates of the offsets of the unknown parameters of the mirror system elements. A possibility to measure the telescope's mirror system with the aim to pre-configure it using a 3D scanner on board the spacecraft is shown. Estimates of acceptable deviations of the mirror system component needed to ensure the telescope's functionality are given.

mathematical model, numerical modeling, mirror system of the Millimetron Observatory, control system, telescope shape, control tags, 3D scanner.

Makarov SN, Verhoglyad AG, Stupak MF, Ovchinnikov DA, Oberemok JA. Mathematical simulation of a 3D scanner for controlling the mirror system of the Millimetron Observatory. Computer Optics 2021; 45(4): 541-550. DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-CO-833.

This work was supported by the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education under project АААА-А20-120102190007-5.


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