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Optical Engineering

Optical tests of an intelligently deformable mirror for space telescope technology
Author(s): Chin-Po Kuo
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Paper Abstract

The concept of an actively deformable composite reflector is demonstrated and test verified. The objective of developing such a concept is to correct the low-order long-wavelength distortions in a space reflector. This is achieved by bonding a limited number of piezoelectric ceramic strips to the back face sheet of the reflector. A cryointerferometric test of a 0.5-m reflector with six groups of actuators was performed to verify the concept experimentally. Analysis of and test results for the development of an active deformable composite reflector panel are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(3) doi: 10.1117/12.157695
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 3
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Chin-Po Kuo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


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