Thermo-opto-mechanical analysis of a cubesat lens mount

James A. Champagne, James H. Burge, Blake G. Crowther

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


A potential cubesat payload for low resolution study of planet Earth from space is an optical imaging system. Due to budget, space, and time constraints, commercial photographic lenses of the double Gauss type are prime candidates for limited duration cubesat optics. However, photographic objectives are not designed to operate in a space environment and modifications are usually necessary. One method of improving optical performance of the objective over large temperature variations is by replacing the stock lens mount with a different material. This paper describes the thermoopto-mechanical analysis of several lens mount materials for a double Gauss imaging system suitable for a cubesat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptomechanics 2011
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations and Solutions
StatePublished - 2011
EventOptomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2011Aug 25 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Bahtinov
  • Cubesat
  • Defocus
  • Double Gauss
  • Lens mount
  • Photographic lens
  • Thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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