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Design of a mirror pointing and occulting mechanism for the ultraviolet coronagraph spectrometer
Author(s): Clifton O. Highman; Scott M. Woolaway; Kenneth L. Belmont
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Paper Abstract

A lightweight, stable optical assembly, which combines the functions of precision mirror pointing and occulting of stray light into a single package has been developed. This assembly, known as the Mirror and Occulter Mechanism (MOM), is a critical component of the Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS), to be flown on the European SOHO spacecraft in 1995. This paper describes the two-part mechanism and control system design and discusses development testing and life testing activities.

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Date Published: 25 November 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1697, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VI, (25 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138196
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Clifton O. Highman, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Scott M. Woolaway, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Kenneth L. Belmont, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1697:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VI
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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