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Optical Engineering

Active structures for use in precision control of large optical systems
Author(s): James L. Fanson; Eric H. Anderson; Donald Rapp
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the application of active structures technology to the control of precision structures for future space-based astrophysics observatories. The state of the art in active structures is reviewed, and technology developments applicable to large optical systems are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(11) doi: 10.1117/12.55733
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
James L. Fanson
Eric H. Anderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Donald Rapp, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


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