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Developement of a variable profile scan mirror mechanism
Author(s): David L. Mason; Kevin Morimoto; Scott O. Sinnott; Paul G. Wolford
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Paper Abstract

The performance parameters, the implemented design, and the testing processes used to develop a variable profile scan mirror mechanism for operations in a cryovacuum environment are described. Particular attention is given to the mechanical design of the mirror mechanism, the electrical control system, and the synchronization pulse generation. The results of scan mirror performance tests are presented, showing that the mirror has met or exceeded all performance requirements. The scan mirror has operated at 30 K with a high reliability in positional accuracy and constant velocity scanning for an estimated 700,000 cycles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1765, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments V, (21 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140882
Show Author Affiliations
David L. Mason, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Kevin Morimoto, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Scott O. Sinnott, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Paul G. Wolford, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1765:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments V
Ramsey K. Melugin, Editor(s)

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